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Met Eireann forecasts SNOW showers on St Patrick’s Day

Snow on St Patrick's Day?

Oh for the love of god!

We’re approaching the middle of March but yet there seems to be no end to this winter which has been with us since November.

And just a few weeks after the Beast from the East left our schools closed for days and disrupted travel everywhere, Met Eireann are predicting MORE snow.

Met Eireann are anticipating “frequent” snow showers to hit Ireland on Paddy’s Day with temperatures plummeting to lows of just 1C.

Yesterday, TV3 weatherman Deric Ó hArtagáin – who first predicted the return of the Beast – issued a fresh warning to say the Beast is “definitely building.”

He tweeted: “#BeastFromTheEast is definitely building again & gearing up for a return.

“Not as severe as last time & no Storm Emma to deal with; but we could we looking at a triple grand slam weekend.

“I’ll keep you posted! #irishrugby #snow #StPatricksDay.”

And now forecasters are expecting snow showers to build throughout the day.

A spokesperson for Met Eireann said: “St. Patrick’s weekend will be very cold.

“Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day, will be dry in many areas, with some bright or sunny spells, but scattered showers will occur, mainly in eastern coastal counties and along the south coast.

“Some of the showers will be of rain or sleet, but some snow showers will occur also.

“Snow showers will become more frequent along east and southeast coasts later Saturday. Breezy, with moderate to fresh easterly winds.

“Max. temperatures will range from just 1 or 2C in the north and east to 5 or 6 along west and southwest coasts.

“Saturday night will be very cold and frosty, with scattered snow showers in the eastern half of the country, but mainly dry elsewhere.

“On Sunday it will still be very cold, with scattered snow showers affecting mainly Leinster and east Munster, but mainly dry elsewhere, with sunny spells.

“Max. 1 to 4C. Very cold and frosty again on Sunday night, but mostly dry.”

Meanwhile, a Status Yellow weather advisory warning is in place for Munster and Leinster.

The alert kicks in tomorrow with very wet and windy weather expected.

The warning reads: “Very wet and windy weather is expected to affect mainly Munster and south Leinster during Wednesday.”

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