DUBLIN, Ireland - The Met Eireann has said that this week, Dublin is set to witness one of its coldest weeks of winter so far.
The national weather body has predicted that temperatures in the capital will plunge below freezing, even though it is expecting the week to start of dry.
The Met Eireann said in its update that rain is set to feature prominently through the week in Dublin.
A forecaster said, "Today will be mainly dry across the Dublin region. While there may be some bright spells at first, cloud will soon thicken from the east this morning. The rest of today will be mostly cloudy with one or two isolated showers developing this afternoon. Highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees with moderate to fresh, gusty easterly winds."
The Met Eireann forecaster added, "Tonight will be mostly cloudy. It will start off mainly dry. Some showers will develop overnight. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees expected."
While Tuesday is expected to be mostly cloudy with occasional showers, the Met Eireann is expecting highest temperatures of 8 or 9 degrees with moderate to fresh, gusty northeast winds tomorrow.
It said, "On Tuesday night, showers or longer spells of rain will continue, mainly over the eastern half of the country."
Further, the forecaster said, "The best of any clear spells will be further west with ground frost possible in places. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 5 degrees with moderate east to northeast breezes."
According to the Met Eireann, on Wednesday, rain will become heaviest in Dublin and night time temperatures would be in and around the zero mark.
Met Eireann is expecting Wednesday to be cold and cloudy and it said that longer spells of rain are expected through the day.
The forecaster said, "Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees with moderate east to northeast breezes, later becoming easterly. On Wednesday night, showers will continue in the east and south, but will die out elsewhere. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees with frost in places. Thursday and Friday will continue cold with showers or longer spells, heaviest in the east and south. Winds will continue mainly east to northeast in direction."
Adding, "It will become slightly less cold with temperatures ranging from 6 to9 degrees on Thursday and from 7 to 10 degrees on Friday. The nights will be mostly frost free. Through next weekend, showers will mainly feed up from the east and south. The best of the drier, brighter periods will be in Connacht and Ulster. Day time temperatures will range from 7 to 11 degrees with mostly moderate east to southeast winds. There may be a touch of ground frost and some patches of mist or fog at night."