Met Éireann release weather warning with temperatures set to plummet
An "Arctic Airflow" set to hit the country this week.
Met Éireann have released a warning in their latest weather update, ahead of a forecasted cold-snap in the coming days.
The state forecaster have said in their national outlook for the coming week that it will be "very cold until at least Thursday with frost, ice and some possible wintry falls".
However, the weather experts have also added that there is still some uncertainty over the true extent of the predicted cold-snap, saying that there is still "some uncertainty to the midweek detail".
Whilst the weekend will finish out in moderate fashion, with high temperatures between six and nine degrees along with some bright sunny spells, the weather will begin to turn cooler overnight, with lows of -1 degrees forecast.
Moving into tomorrow, the week will begin with hazy sunny spells and scattered showers, as temperatures struggle to climb above five degrees during the day time for much of the country. Southern areas will be mildest with highs between six to nine degrees.
'Widespread sharp frost and possible icy stretches' predicted
Monday night is set to be one of the coldest of the year, with lowest temperatures forecast at -4 degrees, leading to what Met Éireann describes as "widespread sharp frost and possible icy stretches. Wintry showers will later move into north facing coasts later, in a mostly light northerly airflow".
The low temperatures are set to remain in place on Tuesday, as an arctic airflow feeds down the country. Highest day time temperatures will be between three and six degrees, with some sleet or even snow expected in northern areas.
Another icy cold night with a widespread sharp or severe frost in sub-zero temperatures, will occur on Tuesday as the cold-snap continues to plague the country.
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Wednesday will begin with icy conditions for large parts of Ireland, but with a good deal of sunshine seeing temperatures reach maximums of six degrees. During the afternoon however, cloud and wintry rain may feed into the southwest.
Widespread wintry outbreaks may continue to feed up from the southwest on Wednesday night, with cold conditions seeing low temperatures of -2 degrees for parts of the country.
Some uncertainty remains about the longevity of the predicted cold-snap, with the state forecaster not yet updating its' predictions for Thursday.
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