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15th Mar 2023

The weather for St. Patrick’s Day is not looking good as Met Éireann issues two warnings

Stephen Porzio

Met Éireann says that its current indications suggest St Patrick’s Day will be “showery”.

Met Éireann has issued its national forecast for the next few days and sadly, conditions on St. Patrick’s Day are set to be less than ideal.

As it has been wet throughout Wednesday afternoon and evening with poor driving conditions. The rain will also be heavy in places, leading to some spot flooding.

Afternoon temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees in the north and 7 to 11 degrees generally are expected amongst fresh and gusty winds.

Thursday, meanwhile, is set to be a mild and breezy day with both sunny spells and showers. However, some of the latter will be “heavy and prolonged” amid highest temperatures of 12 to 16 degrees in moderate to fresh winds.

In terms of Friday aka St. Patrick’s Day, Met Éireann says that its current indications suggest it will be a “showery day”.

The meteorological service adds:

“There will be a mix of sunny spells and showers, some heavy and prolonged. Relatively mild with highest temperatures of 12 to 15 or 16 degrees, in moderate to fresh southerly winds with best values away from southern counties.”

As for the rest of the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Met Éireann’s outlook reads:

“Rather mixed with clear spells and showers but with light enough winds overland. Temperatures are likely to slip back though with colder nights lending to some frost and possible ice.”

Meanwhile, Met Éireann has issued two Status Yellow warnings for the coming days.

The first is a snow and ice warning for Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo and will be valid from 6pm on Tuesday until noon on Wednesday.

The second is a rain warning for Cork, Kerry and Waterford and will take effect from 4pm on Wednesday until 6am on Thursday.