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07th Dec 2017

The big freeze: Weather warning in place as temperatures plummet to -3C

It might be wise to add another layer as you get dressed this morning.

Met Eireann is forecasting frosty weather for the coming days, with a Status Yellow national weather warning in place across the country.

Thursday will begin cold and blustery but staying dry in the midlands, south and east for much of the day with sunny spells.

In the north and west however, the showers will turn increasingly wintry with falls of hail and snow and strong and gusty winds. Temperatures will barely creep above four to seven degrees.

Pack a brolly if you’re off to your Christmas party this evening because wintry showers will be widespread overnight, with snow over inland parts of Ulster and other northern areas.

According to the national forecaster: ‘A widespread sharp ground frost will form during clear spells with icy patches forming widely.’

Motorists and cyclists have been warned to be extra cautious on the country’s roads in the coming days too as temperatures plummet to below zero in most parts of Ireland.

Fingers crossed for a snow day, eh?


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