Irish weather forecast: Temperatures to plummet this week as sub-zero conditions hit Ireland

The Irish weather forecast this week is suitably chilly as temperatures drop considerably in time for November.

Monday may have started dry and bright in most places, but sub-zero conditions will arrive overnight, causing the Irish weather forecast to predict a morning frost in rural parts.

Irish meteorological service Met Eireann has predicted a very unsettled week from Wednesday, with light rain to start before showers become heavier.

Sub-zero conditions

As winter months approach, the Irish weather forecast brings the promise of plummeting temperatures, frost and icy rain for the coming week.

Today will bring clear crisp skies to most parts of the country with Ulster enjoying the best of the autumn sun.

Light showers may scatter the southeast coastline this afternoon but the rest of Ireland will enjoy a dry day with highs of between 8 and 11 degrees Celsius.

Northeasterly winds will stay moderate for the most part but pick up slightly along the southern and western coast.

Any rain in Munster will become patchy and drizzly overnight as temperatures begin to drop.

Rural parts of the Midlands and Northern Ireland will experience sub-zero conditions as temperatures plunge as low as -2.

Easterly winds will become stronger in the south making it feel very cold in coastal areas.

Freezing temperatures will bring a low frost to Tuesday morning but the day will stay dry for most as the sun breaks through towards the early afternoon.

Patchy drizzle will continue to cover the south while the rest of the country will have a breezy yet mild Tuesday.

Temperatures will struggle to reach double figures but may achieve 10C in the capital.

Unsettled midweek

The Irish weather forecast predicts any showers in the south will start to spread on Tuesday night.

Cloudy conditions will see showers travelling across Munster towards Connacht and south Leinster.

Heavier downpours will soak southern counties in the early hours of Wednesday morning despite temperatures recovering slightly.

Cork city may reach highs of 11C while cooler conditions are set for further north with Belfast experiencing a much cooler 7C.

As the rain travels, Wednesday will bring a soggy, wet day for Ireland with strong southeasterly winds making it feel very wintery.

Showers will be lightest in the north and heaviest in the south with strong winds veering towards the southwest in the afternoon.

The Irish weather forecast shows the rain clearing in the south and east on Wednesday evening with only light drizzle dusting the Atlantic coastline overnight.

Temperatures will vary from between 9 and 12C in Munster and Connacht and as low as 7C in Ulster.

Temperatures rising

Thursday will see a rise in temperatures with a maximum of 15C in Cork and Dublin.

The Irish weather forecast, however, predicts another wet day with lots of cloud cover and heavy rain.

Counties in the northwest of Ireland may see some dry spells but overall the week will end under a rain cloud.

Showers will continue overnight and into Friday morning but temperatures will remain relatively high for the time of year.

Highs of between 11C in the north and 14C in the southeast will be a welcome break from sub-zero conditions but rain will continue ahead of an unsettled weekend.

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