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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Weather: Snow and ice to lead to ‘treacherous’ conditions

Met Éireann has issued two weather warnings as sub-zero temperatures are set to continue.

The first, a low temperature/ice warning, will come into effect across Ireland at 8pm this evening (Wednesday) and will remain in place until 10am tomorrow.

The national forecaster has warned that temperatures will fall to -3 or -4 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, the entire country is being placed until a snow/ice warning from 11pm tonight (Wednesday, January 6th).

“Snow and ice will lead to treacherous conditions. Some accumulations possible.” Met Éireann stressed.

Weather forecast

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A widespread frost will set in early tonight with icy stretches and some freezing fog, according to the national forecaster.

A band of rain, sleet and snow will “slowly sink down” from the northwest with some snow accumulations.

There will be some snow accumulations in parts to begin the day tomorrow. A band of rain, sleet and snow will clear away southwards. Brighter and sunny spells will extend to all areas by the afternoon, with showers expected along north and north-west coasts.

A few wintry showers are expected on Thursday night, especially in parts of easy Ulster and Leinster, according to the national forecaster.

Temperatures will drop between -2 to +2 degrees with widespread frost and ice patches in moderate to northwest winds.

Friday and Saturday

Friday will see dry and sunny conditions in many areas, however, wintry showers may impact mainly eastern and western coasts.

Temperatures will reach between 2 to 4 degrees during the day before dropping between -1 to -5 degrees on Friday night.

It will turn “bitterly cold once again” on Friday night with a widespread severe frost and icy patches to form.

The national forecaster has stated that any remaining wintry showers near south-eastern coasts will dry out overnight.

Meanwhile, frost and ice will slowly clear on Saturday morning, with cloudier conditions expected in the northern half. The west and north of the country will see showers, with the best of the bright weather further south and east.

Temperatures will reach between 2 to 5 degrees with lows of -2 to +3 degrees on Saturday night. There will be showers along western and northern Atlantic coasts with drier conditions elsewhere.

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