Early blast of Winter on the way!

Early blast of Winter on the way!

Laois People Weather Forecasts courtesy of Ireland’s Weather Channel


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Despite only being in the final week of September you might be forgiven for thinking that next weeks weather is rather more winter like than autumnal. A cold blast of polar maritime air will sink southwards across Ireland follow a deepening low pressure system on Wednesday and Thursday with temperatures really falling away dramatically.
At present and during the remainder of the weekend and into Monday we can expect to see temperatures in excess of 20 degrees Celsius being recorded in some parts, roughly 3-4 degrees above the average for this time of year.
However by next Thursday or Friday temperatures will struggle to climb above 10 degrees Celsius, and with a strong northerly wind it will feel closer to 2-4 degrees Celsius.
Certainly the cold weather will result in some early season snowfall across the highlands of Scotland, with a very small risk of a dusting of snow overnight on Thursday or Friday night on the very highest peaks of the Mourne Mountains or the Hills of Donegal above 650 metres. The same system will bring the first significant snowfall of the year to the Alps later next week or into the weekend.
Enjoy the pleasant temperatures this weekend as change is on the way.
Kindest regards,
Cathal Nolan