Icy bank holiday weekend to continue well into next week 2 years ago

Icy bank holiday weekend to continue well into next week

Be careful you don't end up on the news slipping on the ice this weekend...

"Icy" is the word we keep seeing over and over again.

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"Icy".

Brrr.

Also, parts of the country are set to drop to as low as -3 in the next few days, so get ready for that.

This is the forecast for the rest of the Bank Holiday Weekend and early next week, according to Met Éireann:

Saturday will be another cold and blustery day with good sunny spells and occasional showers. In the north and west some showers will be heavy with the risk of hail or thunder and some sleet on higher ground. Top temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in a fresh north to northwesterly wind. North to northeasterly winds will moderate considerably overnight, falling light inland and the showers will become increasingly confined to coastal margins, where onshore breezes persist. Largely clear skies will see temperatures between -2 to +2 degrees, with a widespread frost forming and some icy patches.

Sunday will find most parts dry and fine with good sunshine, after a frosty start. A few showers will drift into eastern coastal districts, due to the light onshore northeast breeze. Top temperatures of 7 to 10 C., but not feeling as cold as previous days, due to more prolonged sunshine and mainly light breezes, but cold overnight. Temperatures will drop away fairly quickly after dark, with frost forming in the clear, near calm conditions and some icy patches are expected. However, increasing cloud from the Atlantic will see temperatures rising in Atlantic coastal areas towards dawn. Minimum of -3 to +2 C. Light winds becoming southeasterly by dawn. Risk of a few mist patches.

Bank Holiday Monday looks like being dry and bright for most places. Early frost and ice clearing. But Atlantic coastal counties look set to be breezy, cloudy and misty, with a risk of some light rain at times there. But some sunny spells should develop elsewhere. Highs of 6 to 9 C., in moderate to fresh southeasterly winds, which may increase strong along Atlantic coasts. Dry in most places overnight and cold, with frost and a risk of some icy patches.

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Tuesday and early next week will be cool and bright with scattered showers, some sunny spells but highs of just 7 to 9 C., in light to moderate variable or northeasterly winds.