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Dublin Weather: Met Eireann Warns of Snow as Temperatures Set to Plummet to -5 Degrees

Dublin residents are bracing themselves for a chilly week ahead as temperatures in the capital are expected to plunge as low as -5 degrees.

Met Eireann, the national meteorological service of Ireland, has issued a Status Yellow Ice warning for the entire country, effective from 6pm today until 10am tomorrow, due to the anticipated hazardous conditions and icy stretches on roads and paths caused by the freezing weather.

This afternoon, Dublin will experience outbreaks of rain which will clear up by the evening. However, it is expected to get colder and clearer after the rain passes, with highest afternoon temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees and light to moderate northwesterly breezes.

Tonight, the capital will experience extremely cold temperatures with icy stretches developing. The lowest temperatures will range from 0 to -3 degrees, leading to widespread sharp frost.

Tomorrow, Dublin residents can expect another bitterly cold day but with plenty of sunshine. The highest temperatures will range from just 3 to 6 degrees with light to moderate northerly breezes.

While there is no further forecast for Dublin, Met Eireann’s National Outlook has warned of possible snowfall in other parts of the country in the coming days:

Tuesday Night

“Another icy cold night with a widespread sharp or severe frost as temperatures fall to between -5 and 0 degrees. Mostly dry and clear over the northern half of the country, with wintry falls of rain, sleet or snow in parts of the south.”


“A very cold frosty start with icy stretches, but with a good deal of dry bright sunshine about too. Many areas will stay dry for the day in moderate east to southeast winds, though outbreaks of rain or sleet may continue over the country’s southern half. Highest temperatures will again range just 3 to 6 degrees.”

Wednesday Night

“Widespread wintry outbreaks may continue to feed up from the southwest through the night. Very cold in parts with lowest temperatures of -4 to + 0 degrees with light to moderate northeasterly breezes.”


“Further wintry outbreaks continuing through Thursday, with any snow turning to a mix of sleet and rain as the day progresses. A chilly day with highest temperatures of 3 or 4 degrees, milder along southern fringes. Mostly moderate easterly breezes. Cold again overnight with lows of -2 to +2 degrees.”

Dubliners are advised to wrap up warm and take extra care when travelling outdoors in the icy conditions.