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Met Éireann forecasting snow showers for St Patrick's Day!

14 March 2018

Sleet and snow are expected to return for St Patrick's Day with plummeting temperatures making for a freezing bank holiday weekend.

According to the current Met Éireann forecast, St Patrick's weekend is set to be very cold with snow also on the horizon! Saturday, St. Patrick's Day will be dry in many areas, with bright spells, but scattered snow showers will occur, mainly in eastern coastal counties and along the south coast.

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Met Eireann have issued a status yellow weather advisory for Munster and Leinster. "It's a bit far off at the moment but there is the likelihood of snow showers particularly in the east. Temperatures look like they'll be around 3 to 5 degrees".

Met Eireann's Liz Gavin says "very cold conditions will extend across the country on Saturday and Sunday".

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Meanwhile, revelers heading to Trafalgar Square on Sunday for London's St Patrick's Day celebrations are in for a chilly one, with snow showers expected to last until around midday. It will be cold, frosty and icy on Monday night. Winds will be strongest along southern areas at first but gradually extending to all parts of Leinster by late morning and afternoon. 1 to 4 Celsius.

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Met Éireann forecasting snow showers for St Patrick's Day!