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05th Jan 2021

Ice and low temperature warning issued for 14 counties

Alan Loughnane

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It’s going to be a cold one.

Met Éireann and the Met Office have issued two separate weather warnings affecting 14 counties.

A Status Yellow low temperature and ice warning has been issued for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford and Clare.

The warning was issued at 1pm on Tuesday and is valid from 6pm on Tuesday until 10am on Wednesday morning.

Met Éireann said it will be very cold overnight with temperatures falling to between -2 and -5 degrees, although it may be even colder in some areas with widespread severe frost.

Icy patches are expected on untreated surfaces and freezing temperatures will linger well into the day on Wednesday.

The Met Office has similarly issued an ice warning for Antrim, Armagh, Down and Tyrone.

It warned that the icy weather could cause some difficult travel conditions.

Earlier on Tuesday, Met Éireann said the north and the west of the country will be the coldest, though all of Ireland will be feeling the chill.

The lowest temperature this winter was recorded in Roscommon on Saturday night (2 January), with temperatures falling to -5.9°C, although it’s expected to be even colder tonight.