Beast from the east part 2? Fears grow snow storm could return as Met Eireann predicts major cold snap – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Beast from the east part 2? Fears grow snow storm could return as Met Eireann predicts major cold snap




There is growing concern that Ireland may be hit by another “Beast from the East” type of weather, reports The Mirror.

A Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) might occur later this month, according to weather models.

This may cause cold, dry weather to move into Ireland and the northern parts of Europe, but forecasters have warned that the precise effects are still unknown this far out.

The Arctic downpour that left Ireland completely covered in snow in 2018 was caused by an SSW, although the next year’s SSW event had minimal effect on the weather in Ireland.

Alan O’Reilly, a meteorologist from Ireland, has been keeping an eye out for any potential SSW and its potential effects on Ireland, reports The Mirror.

“A lot of uncertainty on the weather models for end of next week,” he stated, sharing models on his Carlow Weather social media sites. Additionally, there’s a potential that this month’s SSW Sudden Stratospheric Warming may occur, which might affect March’s weather.

It happens as Ireland is experiencing a severe cold spell. Parts of Ireland had snowfall on Thursday, and Met Eireann predicts further low temperatures in the days ahead.

It added in a significant update that the cold snap would linger for several weeks, possibly ending on Sunday, February 25, reports The Mirror.

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