Temperatures set to fall to -7 degrees as latest weather warning to last until Friday 11 months ago

Temperatures set to fall to -7 degrees as latest weather warning to last until Friday

Two counties have also been hit with snow warnings.

Met Éireann has updated its Status Yellow low temperature/ice warning for all of Ireland so that it will remain in effect until midday next Friday.


The alert states that it will stay very cold throughout next week with "widespread sharp to severe frosts and icy stretches".

"Some showers of hail, sleet and snow will occur, mainly near coasts. Accumulations at lower levels are expected to remain low," it adds.

"Freezing fog will occur at times, with winds remaining light over land."

As for the possible impacts of these conditions, Met Éireann lists:

  • Treacherous conditions on paths and roads
  • Travel disruption
  • Potential supply disruption
  • Potential for burst water pipes and damage to engines
  • Increased risks to vulnerable members of the community
  • Animal welfare issues
  • Slack winds over land leading to reduced wind power generation

The Irish meteorological service also on Sunday (11 December) published a Status Yellow snow/ice warning for Donegal and Mayo.


It will be valid from 11.30pm on Sunday until 12pm on Monday.

On Saturday, meanwhile, Met Éireann issued a Status Orange low temperature/ice warning for the entire country.


The alert will take affect from 5pm on Sunday until Monday midday again.

"A severe frost and further icy stretches will set in on Sunday night, accompanied by patches of freezing fog," it reads.

"Temperatures likely to fall below -5 degrees in many areas."

Met Éireann's forecast for the days ahead states that temperatures are expected to fall to as low as -7 degrees on Sunday and Monday night.

For advice for drivers on dealing with icy road conditions, visit the Road Safety Authority's website here.


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