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Dublin: 11 °C Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Weatherwatch: Has it snowed where you are?

We can expect light winds today, with some flurries to continue in parts of eastern Leinster and perhaps the northeast.

Met Eireann's latest rainfall radar
Met Eireann's latest rainfall radar

YOU MIGHT THINK that February would mean the beginning of warmer spring weather, but as today has shown us, that’s simply not the case.

Snow flurries have been reported in the east of the country, and according to the latest weather reports, the cold temperatures are set to stay for the weekend.

Wind and snow

The Irish Weather Network said that for the rest of today, winds will be light, while light wintry flurries of snow will continue in parts of eastern Leinster and perhaps in the northeast through today. Some might become a little heavier towards the east coast during the afternoon.

According to IWN:

Cold air is trapped underneath the layer of stratus so air temperatures will not rise much this afternoon ranging from 1 to 4C at best.

It said that we won’t see much change this evening and overnight, as mostly cloudy skies will prevent temperatures falling too low, especially over the eastern half of the island.

Cloud will tend to be more broken in the western half with a few holes allowing for temps to fall to around -2C or -3C but staying around 0 to 1C generally with an ongoing risk of wintry flurries in the east.

Sunday will be much the same, but as cloud might be more broken we have a better chance of seeing brightness, particularly in the west. However, IWN warms that the gloom will not be far away.

We can expect another cold day tomorrow, with highs of 2 to 5C with the odd light wintry flurry continuing in eastern areas, as well as light winds.

For much, if not all of next week, due to dominating high pressure winds will be variable in direction, temperatures may recover slightly by day with a better chance of sunshine, but it will remain chilly by day (4 to 6C ) and dropping to below 0C at night.

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