While our weather is forecast to turn cooler over the next 48 hours with frost on Friday and Saturday nights, forecasters say there are few signals of any cold spell of weather during the opening weeks of 2015.
Some long range forecasters have predicted Ireland could be facing its coldest winter since 1963 but Met Éireann, the UK Met Office, Irish Weather Online and others say there is no sign of such weather during the coming weeks.
Outlining the weather for the coming week, Met Éireann said: “Cold and frosty at first, but milder later, with some rain at times, but amounts should be small.”
Meanwhile, the below temperature chart (images c/o netweather.tv) suggest our weather will be dominated by the Atlantic during the coming two weeks with temperatures remaining around average for much of the forecast period with strong winds likely at times, particularly midweek next week. Much colder conditions are expected across North America and Eastern Europe and Scandinavia at times however.