Temperatures are set to drop between -1 to -7 degrees tonight (Friday, January 8th), according to Met Éireann.
It will be “extremely cold” with ice and a widespread frost to set in. Although it will be dry and clear in many areas, there will be some wintry showers in east Leinster.
A nationwide status yellow low temperature/ice warning will come into effect at 5pm this evening and will remain in place until 12pm tomorrow (Saturday, January 9th).
“Hazardous icy conditions in places with a widespread severe frost and pockets of freezing fog. Improving conditions in the west and northwest from early Saturday morning.” Met Éireann warned.
It will be “extremely” frosty and icy tomorrow morning with freezing fog in parts. According to the national forecaster, wintry showers will continue to impact east Leinster.
Furthermore, patchy rain and drizzle will gradually move into the west and north-west with dry and sunny spells elsewhere.
Tomorrow night will see patchy drizzle impact parts of the north and west, but otherwise dry. Met Éireann says that temperatures will dip between -3 to +2 degrees Celsius, coldest under clearest skies where frost and possibly ice will set in.
Met Éireann has warned of some mist and fog patches in light westerly breezes.
According to Met Éireann, many areas will experience a mix of cloud, sunny spells, and light, south-westerly breezes.
Patchy drizzle will continue to descend upon northern and western counties. Temperatures will reach between 5 to 8 degrees during the day, with values to drop between 1 to 5 degrees on Sunday night.
It will be rather cloudy overnight with further patchy drizzle across the west and north, remaining mostly dry elsewhere. Frost, the national forecaster added, is also possible on Sunday night.
Turning to next week, it will cloudy and breezy on Monday, with some outbreaks of rain and drizzle. These outbreaks will persist overnight, turning heavy in some places.
Temperatures will reach between 7 to 10 degrees during the day with night-time lows of 4 to 7 degrees Celsius.
Tuesday will see wet and blustery conditions, with heavy falls of rain to lead to spot flooding, in mostly fresh south-west winds.
Met Éireann has said that outbreaks of rain will persist after dark with blustery winds for a period. There is a possibility that rain may turn wintery in the north.