The new weather warning came after the Beast from the East and Storm Emma
More bad weather is predicted for the country
Thousands of homes are still struggling with their water supply
DUBLIN, Ireland - After the disruption to normal life caused by the Beast from the East and Storm Emma - now the weather body in Ireland has warned of yet another storm.
The Met Eireann warned of freezing temperatures and snow caused by the ’Pest from the West' which is set to blast Ireland.
The 'Pest from the West' is reportedly set to deliver another blast of sleet and freezing temperatures.
Following the recent extreme weather, thousands of homes suffered water shortage and continue to struggle with supply after subzero temperatures caused dozens of pipes across Ireland to burst last week.
Further, supermarkets, that suffered shortage, are now finally getting their stores fully re-stocked.
Meanwhile, the weather body has said that further showers of sleet and snow could cause more havoc.
According to the Met Eireann, the icy snap could hit the east of the country during the early hours of Thursday with the wintry showers continuing towards dawn.
Weather experts said that they are “closely monitoring” the deep Atlantic area of low pressure set to bring turbulent weather over the weekend into next week.
On Thursday, the Met Eireann has said drier, brighter conditions are expected, but will be followed by wintry showers.
The re-appearance of the icy blast is set to be a short, sharp shock for many with the possibility of some disruptive conditions before the sleet and snow is replaced by rain.
Met Eireann said in an update on its website, "It'll be rather cold for the rest of the week with below normal temperatures; the risk of frost and ice by night. Well scattered wintry showers over the next few days, with a spell of rain moving up from the south Friday evening into Saturday day."
Daytime temperatures will reach 9C on Thursday, before plummeting -4C overnight.
Commenting on the weather for Thursday night, the forecaster said, "It'll be bitterly cold with a widespread sharp to severe frost setting in quickly under clear skies. Icy stretches and a few mist or fog patches too. Lowest temperatures 0C to -3C or -4C in calm conditions."
Met Eireann said about the weekend weather, "There will be a cold crisp start on Friday with frost and ice. Dry for much of the day with sunshine and light easterly breezes. Later in the day cloud will increase across the south as rain and drizzle arrives into southern coasts. Highest temperatures of 7C or 8C. Rain will move up across much of the southern half of the country overnight and easterly winds will tend to freshen.”
The weather body added, "It'll be a wet day on Saturday with outbreaks of rain extending northwards before easing across southern counties later. Some heavier bursts are likely, with even some sleet for a time across Ulster. Highest temperatures will range 5C to 11C, north to south. Easterly winds will be moderate to fresh. Feeling a little milder on Sunday as compared to recent days as light southerly breezes take hold. Some showers of rain about too though, most of which will affect the south and west."
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