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Dublin: 2 °C Thursday 17 January, 2019

Wrap up warm: Hail, sleet and thunderstorms are on the way

Can someone tell the weather it’s supposed to be Spring?

THE WEATHER WARNINGS of Storm Henry have been lifted, but wintry conditions are set to continue today – particularly if you live in the west or north.

shutterstock_71734846 Source: Shutterstock/Denis Tabler

Met Éireann says sunny intervals and scattered showers are expected.

The showers will be heaviest and most frequent in the north and west, with hail and sleet at times and isolated thunderstorms.

It’ll be cold and windy, with highest temperatures of six to eight degrees Celsius. Southwest to west winds will be fresh to strong and gusty.

IMG_6811 More 'rainbow clouds' could be spotted at sunrise in Shercock, Co Cavan this morning. Source: Julie Corcoran

Further wintry showers are due to take place tonight with some snow expected on higher ground further north.

There’s better news if you live in the south and southeast, it’s likely to be dry with clear spells tonight.

rain Rain over Ireland Source: Met Éireann

Westerly winds will remain fresh to strong overnight in many places and it will turn colder. Temperatures will drop to one to four degrees Celsius, resulting in some icy patches in sheltered locations.

More scattered wintry showers are expected tomorrow. Cloud will increase from the west by the afternoon and rain will spread eastwards to affect all parts of the country during the afternoon and evening.

It’ll become a little milder as the day goes on, with temperatures reaching six to ten degrees Celsius.

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