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Prospect of a white St Patrick's Day locally played down

Prospect of a white St Patrick's Day locally played down

However, the forecast for St Patrick's Day is dominated by another icy front moving over Ireland from Eastern Europe. Max. temperatures will range from just 1 or 2 degrees in the north and east to 5 or 6 along west and southwest coasts.

There had been observations that the Beast From the East could make his presence felt on St Patrick's Day.

Met Eireann stated: "It will be mild at first, but early indications suggest that it will become very cold over St Patrick's weekend".

"Saturday night will be very cold and frosty, with scattered snow showers in the eastern half of the country, but mainly dry elsewhere".

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A Yellow Alert rainfall warning is also in place for Kildare.

The cold weather continues on Sunday with the possibility of snow showers in the east and temperatures falling at night to minus-four.

Meanwhile, revelers heading to Trafalgar Square on Sunday for London's St Patrick's Day celebrations are in for a chilly one, with snow showers expected to last until around midday.

Wrap up warm when you're going to the parades on Saturday! Very strong and gusty southeast winds will decrease moderate to fresh by morning. That was an exceptional weather event.