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Dreaming of a White Christmas? Experts give Christmas snow update as temperatures begin to plummet

A weather expert has provided an update on the arrival of snow as the holiday season begins and temperatures approach freezing this week.

As the ‘ideal temperature’ for snow starts to appear on the mid-week charts, Carlow Weather’s Alan O’Reilly says: ‘Lots of people asking about snow, the current models show none up to Monday for Ireland,” reports The Mirror.

Despite this, Met Eireann currently claims in its latest forecasts that the showers could become “more wintry at times”.

The forecast for today is mostly dry with a mix of cloudy periods and clear periods.

Some light showers may develop along the eastern and southern coasts and highs are expected in the 8 to 11 degree range with light east to southeast breezes.

Saturday will be mostly dry with some clear periods in the morning, but mostly cloudy with some drizzle or light rain possible in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday night will be characterized by heavy rain or drizzle in the west but clearing in the west with clearing developing and a few showers in the east.

They will be more frequent in the eastern half of the country with highs of 5 to 8 degrees with moderate breezes from east to northeast.

The showers will continue overnight, with longer sunny periods in the west. It will be a cold night with hints of frost with lows of 0 to 4 degrees.

Monday will be mostly cloudy with more showers and possibly longer periods of rain in the east and south.

The best of any bright or sunny spell will be west and it will be a cool day with highs 5-8 degrees with light to moderate easterly or northeasterly winds.

Tuesday will continue to be cold with gusts of sun and scattered showers. Highs 4-8 degrees with light to moderate northerly winds with developing frost Tuesday night.

As for the forecast beyond, “Current indications suggest that it will become colder from Wednesday onwards with a northerly airflow and with showers possibly turning more wintry at times”, reports The Mirror.

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