Longford Weather: Met Éireann warn of a risk of snow

Kevin Forde

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Met Éireann warn of a risk of snow in places

Met Éireann warn of a risk of snow in places

The forecast for the coming days is cold, with some clear spells and showers in places on Monday.

Showers will mainly be confined to the west of the country, though Met Éireann warns of a risk of hail, sleet and thunder, predominantly in Atlantic coastal areas. They also warn that some snow showers “are possible”, especially in the northwest.

Minimum overnight temperatures on Monday, April 1, of 0 to 4 degrees, with some frost likely. The cold weather is expected to continue into Tuesday, with a cold, blustery day in store and the occasional sunny spells and showers. Showers will become widespread during the day, with some turning heavy or even wintry. Some sleet showers are likely also, while there is a risk of snow and thunder on higher ground.

Tuesday night will see further wintry spells, with frost forming overnight and temperatures from 0 to 4 degrees Celsius. Current indications suggest the cold front will continue into Wednesday and Thursday, with a mixture of sunny spells and showers, some turning wintry and even thundery.