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Today and Tomorrow's forecast
Tuesday 3 March
Cold and icy overnight, with further showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow. The snow showers will be heaviest and most frequent in western, northern and midland areas, with further accumulations expected. Scattered thunderstorms are likely also. Lowest temperatures -2 to plus 2 C.Gale:
Southwest to west winds, will reach gale force during Tuesday, on Irish coastal waters from Loop Head to Malin Head to Howth Head and the north Irish Sea.
Issued at 21:30 on 2-Mar-2015
Wednesday 4 March
Cold and showery again tomorrow. Further wintry showers at times, during the morning, but these should fall more as rain or sleet during the afternoon, with any snow confined to high ground. Top afternoon temperatures of 4 to 7 C., but in the strengthening southwest to westerly winds, it will feel colder.
OUTLOOK: Temperatures returning to near normal as southwest breezes take hold. Small amounts of rain generally, as high pressure begins to build.
TOMORROW NIGHT: A few showers for western and northern counties, some of those still wintry over Ulster and north Connacht. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees Celsius, with moderate northwest wind; frost and ice in parts.
WEDNESDAY: Any wintry showers will revert back to rain. Overall the day will be dry with good sunny spells but some scattered showers occurring too, mainly affecting the northern half of the country, particularly Ulster. Highest temperatures 6 to 9 degrees Celsius, with mostly moderate northwest winds.
THURSDAY: A mostly dry start, cold and frosty but with sunshine. Outbreaks of rain or drizzle pushing into west Connacht and west Ulster later in the day, other areas holding dry. Relatively mild, with highest temperatures 9 to 11 degrees, with light to moderate southwest breezes.
FRIDAY: Mainly frost free. Dry for much of the day with sunny spells - chance of some rain to begin in the west and northwest. Mild, with highest temperatures 9 to 12 degrees Celsius. Moderate southwest breezes, fresh near Atlantic coasts.
Current indications point towards dry settled weather next weekend with even milder conditions.
Report issued:02/03/2015 20:44