Possibility of Laois ‘White Christmas’

Possibility of Laois ‘White Christmas’

Laois People forecasts courtesy of Ireland’s Weather Channel



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As previously mentioned the coming days will see a major change in our weather as we gradually lose the rather mild conditions which have marked our winter so far and instead we’ll see a very cold airmass which has originated in the Arctic becoming located in place for a number of weeks.

The first signs of change will come across the high ground of Munster and South Leinster later this evening and overnight with some heavy falls of snow likely above 350/450 metres in the south and southwest in particular. Accumulations of over 10 cm are likely between 400-600 metres, with up to 20 cm possible in higher ground above 600 metres.

Following on from a couple of settled days between Wednesday and Christmas Day our weather will become much more unsettled through St Stephens Day as a cold front sinks southeastwards across the country. This will introduce an unsettled north to northwesterly airflow will plenty of heavy snow showers affecting many parts of Ulster, Connacht and the Northern half of the Midlands. Accumulations of between 5-10 cm are possible here by Sunday evening and into Monday.

Into the early days of next week there’s the risk of more widespread snow for a time as a number of polar lows are forecast to bring the risk or more persistent snow across the country. This is something I will keep you informed about over the coming days.

In the meantime enjoy your final preparations for Christmas and stay safe on the roads.

With kindest regards,
Cathal Nolan

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