Counties most likely to have a white Christmas revealed
The counties most likely to have a white Christmas this year have been revealed.
It comes amid a Yellow Low Temperature and Ice warning issued by Met Eireann, which is to remain in place until Saturday.
New research from Legacy has revealed the counties with the highest likelihood of snow this December 25th, with Donegal and Tyrone tied for the top spot (both coming out with a likelihood of 60%).
Meanwhile, Westmeath came in third with 57.14%, followed by Fermanagh at 50% and Clare, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Roscommon, and Wexford all making the top ten at 42.85%.
However, this does mean some bad news for counties such as Waterford and Kerry who were tied for last place with a likelihood of 0%.
Weather expert, Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather said:
“Generally if you’re asking me if somebody was looking to take a bet on which county for a White Christmas you’d be looking at Eastern counties or Northern counties so Donegal or somewhere around Dublin. Dublin itself may be tricky…so Kildare, or Wicklow. If I was picking my Christmas county (for possible snow) It would probably be Donegal or Wicklow.”
The weather expert also added that Ireland may be “long overdue” for a White Christmas this year.