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01st Dec 2023

Five-day weather advisory in place for Ireland as Arctic airflow brings big freeze

Stephen Porzio


Temperatures will sink to well below zero tonight.

Met Éireann has issued a new weather advisory for the entire Republic of Ireland as an Arctic airflow brings “much colder conditions” to the country.

The advisory already took effect early Friday afternoon (1 December) and is scheduled to last for around five days until 11.30 pm on Tuesday.

It reads:

“Arctic airflow set to continue over the weekend and into the early days of next week.

“Persistently very cold night time and daytime temperatures bringing sharp to severe frosts and icy stretches on roads and footpaths. Dense fog forming in places with patches of freezing fog.

“Some showers of hail and sleet are expected too, falling as snow on higher ground.

“Further updates to warnings are expected in the coming days.”

Five-day weather advisory in place for Ireland as arctic airflow brings big freeze

At the time of writing, Met Éireann has already issued two Status Yellow weather warnings for the entire country – one for low temperatures/ice and one for fog.

Both are set to be valid from 5 pm on Friday until midday on Sunday.

The low temperature/ice warning reads: “Very cold day and night time temperatures with frost and ice persisting in many areas.

“Possible Impacts: Slippery conditions underfoot, hazardous travelling conditions, animal welfare issues.”

The fog alert, meanwhile, states: “Dense fog forming in many areas, lingering through the day in some places. Patches of freezing fog too.”

Met Éireann also lists “poor visibility” and “hazardous travelling conditions” as impacts of the fog.

In terms of Friday night, temperatures in parts of the country are set to dip to as low as -4.

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