first_imgDonegal is to have a frosty Christmas Day but there’s little chance of snow.It may be unusually warm for this time of year but temperatures across Donegal and other Ulster counties are set to plunge for Christmas Day.But that bad news for lovers of snow is that there is very little if any chance of the white stuff falling on December 25th.Met Eireann say Ulster will enjoy the coldest temperatures with a sharp chill and frost moving in as the week goes on. The weather experts are predicting temperatures to drop from a mild 12C to a chilly 1C in parts of the country by December 24th.Met Eireann meteorologist Pat Clarke “At the moment it looks like Christmas Eve and Christmas morning will start off cold with frost.“Nothing serious, but given we have had little to none this month it will be a change.“The temperatures will be up and down all week. Some days they will be up at 10C to 12C and other days it will be closer to 7C, with temperatures dropping a lot lower later in the week, maybe between 1C and 5C – around normal for the time of year.” And we’re being urged to prepare for “changeable” weather over the next week, with plenty more rain on the way.Mr Clarke added: “It’s still very unsettled between now and Christmas.“Some sunshine has squeezed through over the past few days and although we’ve had very little this month with all the rain, temperatures have been very mild for December.“There’ll be very wet and windy weather sweeping in from the Atlantic over Sunday night and Monday morning.“There’ll be heavy rain for a spell but that will level off over the course of Monday, but we’re not finished with the rain at all.” Although it’s looking like Christmas will be dry, the forecaster added there may be more showery spells on the way soon after.He revealed: “It looks like late on Christmas Day leading into Stephen’s Day there could be some more rain coming in from the Atlantic.”The weather buff explained that after an usually warm December, counties in Ulster are expected to bear the brunt of this Christmas’s cold spell.So far this month temperatures have been well above average, with many places as warm as 13C and 15C over the past couple of weeks. Last week, Met Eireann revealed that a new record temperature for December was reached in Malin Head, at midnight on Thursday, as temperatures rose to 16C.TEMPERATURES TO PLUNGE FOR CHRISTMAS DAY BUT IT’S A SNOW GO! was last modified: December 21st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Christmas Daydonegalfrostsnowlast_img

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