By Robbie Byrne

Have we skipped summer and bounced straight back into winter?

Let’s hope that isn’t the case, but it looks increasingly likely that the current cold snap could stick around until at least the middle of April.


Temperatures will recover slightly tomorrow (Thursday), but that respite will be short-lived as another icy blast of polar air extends over the South East on Friday night.

That cold air mass will stick around for the weekend at the very least, with current weather models forecasting a prolonged continuation of the unseasonable weather into the middle of April.

Temperatures across the weekend will be well below average, with daytime highs of 6 or 7 degrees celsius before dropping to minus figures at night.

Taking to Twitter earlier today, weather expert Alan O’Reilly said: “Upper air charts from GFS weather model [shows] it will turn colder again for the weekend. No sign of any real heat returning at present. Don’t shoot the messenger though… The good news is that there will very little rain over the next 7 days. Dry and cold beats mild and wet, right?”

As Alan said, the upside of all this cold weather is a noticeable lack of precipitation, with Met Éireann forecasting little to no rain and prolonged spells of unbroken sunshine over the next five days.

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