It may only be October, but Ireland could see its first spell of snow according to local weather forecasters.
In what could be a rare event, the Midlands Weather Channel are predicting that snow could fall on Friday.
The forecaster who shared a post on its social media page claims the wintery weather could arrive as warm moist air could collide with Arctic air.
In the post Midlands Weather Channel said: “A bitterly cold airmass for the time of year is expected to push southeastwards across the country from the northwest on Thursday, with upper air temperatures some 10-12 degrees below average.
“At the same time a very warm plume of air carried within a zonal jet stream will push northeastwards from the sub tropical Atlantic.”
“As the very warm and moist air comes into contact with the bitterly cold Arctic air its expected to generate some intense precipitation leading to a flooding risk in the southeast of the country at present, whereas along the northern and northwestern edge of the rainfall its expected to turn increasingly to snow.”
However despite the claims, Met Eireann have forecast that most of the country will most likely see rainfall on Friday.