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'Significant snow event' expected next week

Feb 4, 2021 15:42 By News Northern Sound
'Significant snow event' expected next week
St Macartan's Cathedral in Monaghan during the 'Beast from the East'.
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A 'significant snow event' could take place next week, similar to the Beast from the East, according to Met Éireann. Temperatures are set to drop

A 'significant snow event' could take place next week, similar to the Beast from the East, according to Met Éireann.

Temperatures are set to drop this weekend, but a Siberian front will move in from Wednesday bringing potentially heavy snowfall.

Storm Emma in February 2018 ground the country to a halt with heavy downpours of snow and a red weather warning. There was significant disruption across Cavan and Monaghan due to heavy snowfall.

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Met Éireann says a similar event is possible next week with a Siberian front moving in from the east on Wednesday.

The forecaster says temperatures will begin to drop this weekend. Temperatures will drop to the low single figures this weekend but it will stay mainly dry.

However on Wednesday, cold easterly winds will move in and will meet a low pressure front, potentially bringing heavy snow similar to what we saw in 2018.

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It's expected that east Leinster will face the brunt of the bad weather next week with the South also possibly affected

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