Tuesday set to be "coldest night of winter" so far 1 week ago

Tuesday set to be "coldest night of winter" so far

It's going to be a cold one tonight, folks.

Tuesday (5 January) is set to be the "coldest night of winter" so far, with temperatures expected to drop to -7°C.

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Met Éireann has warned that the north and the west of the country will be the coldest, though all of Ireland will be feeling the chill.

The lowest temperature of the winter until now was recorded in Roscommon on Saturday night (2 January), with temperatures falling to -5.9°C.

Lows of -2 or -3°C will be widespread tonight, while temperatures will remain below freezing all day on Wednesday in parts of the midlands and the west.

And while tonight is due to be freezing, the day time doesn't sound like it's going to be too much better.

Met Éireann said that Tuesday will be "very cold", with frost and ice persisting in some areas for much of the day.

It will be generally dry with sunny spells, however, wintry showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow will continue to affect parts of Leinster and east Munster.

AA Roadwatch has warned that there are frosty and icy conditions on Irish roads this morning, and that motorists should take care.

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This comes the day after a potential Beast from the East 2.0 was predicted, with a ‘Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW)’ event forecast to hit Ireland in early January.