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20th Mar 2018

If you think the weather is picking up today, think again

Stay wrapped up!

Anna O'Rourke

Snow on Paddy’s Day was a first for many of us, but if you thought the frigid weather was behind us, you might want to reconsider.

The national holiday usually signals the beginning of spring but this year’s celebrations were marred for people across the country by heavy snowfalls and icy roads.

Planned St Patrick’s Festival events, including the St Patrick’s Festival Big Day Out on Merrion Square and St Patrick’s Festival Road Race, were cancelled amidst a snow-ice alert on Sunday.

Monday’s Status Orange snow-ice warning for parts of Leinster and Munster has been lifted and while it’s a sunny morning in many areas, Met Éireann hasn’t given us much to be hopeful about, with a nationwide Status Yellow warning in place until 9am.

It predicts bright but chilly weather across the country, thought temperatures tonight could dip to as low as minus three degrees.

This morning, we can expect frost to clear and for it to be dry and sunny today, with top temperature of 7 to 8 degrees.

Tonight will be mostly dry with clear spells in the east but those in the northwest should be prepared for outbreaks of rain and drizzle by morning.

Lowest temperatures will fall to between zero and minus 3 degrees with frost away from northwestern coastal counties.

There will be light winds from the south, increasing moderately along Atlantic coasts.