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28th Nov 2023

Motorists warned as frosty conditions set to bed in for week ahead

Simon Kelly

Motorist frost warning

“Extra care will be needed on the roads.”

Drivers have been warned to take some extra precautions in the mornings this week as frost and fog are set to bed in over the next few days.

On Monday, November 27, Met Éireann stated in the national forecast that frost and icy conditions are set to be widespread for the week ahead, as temperatures are set to plunge throughout the week.

The forecaster predicted that “wintry showers” are coming our way, with some parts of the country experiencing temps of -3C.

Weather expert Alan O’Reilly (Carlow Weather on X), has also advised motorists to take precautions before they hit the road this week.

O’Reilly said on Tuesday morning: “Jack Frost has made his first visit of this cold spell. Down to -2.1c at my station with a good few spots below 0c this morning. Don’t hit that snooze button, you’ll need to defrost the windows.”

Irish motorists warned ahead of frosty conditions this week

On Friday, December 1, meteorological winter is set to begin, with the widespread freezing conditions a reminder to everyone.

Ahead of the frosty week coming our way, Met Éireann meteorologist Aoife Kealy said: “An Arctic airmass is going to sink across us this week, bringing noticeably colder conditions than we’ve had lately.

“Daytime temperatures will struggle to get above the low single figures, especially from Wednesday onwards. Night time temperatures will be near freezing or below through the week too so that means there’ll be widespread frost and some ice.

“On top of that, light winds will allow fog to develop overnight, becoming dense in places. Any frost, ice and fog will be slow to clear in the mornings making travel difficult at times. So, extra care will be needed on the roads.”

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