Wintry weather on the way this weekend as showers and low temperatures hit Kildare

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Wintry weather on the way this weekend as showers and low temperatures hit Kildare
16:30 Friday 21st of April 2017

There will be a slight wintry feel to the weather this weekend, as temperatures drop to as low as 0 degrees on Saturday night, while scattered showers of rain will break out across Kildare throughout the next few days.

Patchy light rain or drizzle in places Tonight, mostly over the northern half of the country. Winds mainly light and northerly or variable in direction leading to some mist and fog, mostly where clear spells occur. Overnight lows of 4 to 8 degrees, coldest in parts of east Ulster and southwest Munster.

A dull and damp start to Saturday for some, with patchy light rain affecting Connacht and parts of Leinster and Ulster in the morning, but generally dry with sunny spells in the southwest, once early mist and fog clears. Often cloudy with a few showers through the afternoon, but occasional brighter intervals also. Cool in the north and northeast with highs of only 10 or 11 degrees here, but maximum temperatures ranging 13-15 degrees in the west and south. Light northerly breezes.

Saturday night will be mainly dry with some clear spells and some patches of mist or fog. Lowest temperatures of 0-6 degrees, coldest in Ulster, where there will be a touch of frost in places.

Sunday will see a few bright spells and scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 12-15 degrees in mostly light westerly or variable breezes. Some showery rain moving into northern areas on Sunday night and spreading southwards overnight.

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