Met Éireann updates weather warning for entire country as temperatures set to fall to -6 1 month ago

Met Éireann updates weather warning for entire country as temperatures set to fall to -6

Three counties, in particular, have also been hit with snow warnings.

Met Éireann has updated its low temperature/ice warning for the entire country.

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The alert states that weather conditions will lead to "hazardous conditions" and is valid from 10 pm on Thursday to 12 pm on Friday.

"A sharp to severe frost with icy surfaces, as temperatures widely fall to - 4 degrees Celsius," it reads.

"Some freezing fog patches also."

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Meanwhile, Met Éireann has also issued two new snow/ice warnings.

One of these applies to Dublin and Wicklow and will take effect from 9 pm on Thursday to 6 am on Friday.

The other is for Donegal and is will be valid from 9 pm on Thursday to 12 pm on Saturday.

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The warnings come after Met Éireann issued a winter weather advisory for Ireland last Sunday.

In effect until 9 am on Monday, it states:

"Remaining very cold into early next week due to an Arctic airmass, bringing sharp to severe frosts, and ice or black ice on roads and footpaths.

Some showers of hail, sleet, and snow will occur, mainly in coastal counties.

"Freezing fog likely at times, especially this weekend."

Conditions are forecasted to remain "bitterly cold" over the weekend, with temperatures set to fall as low as -6 on Sunday night.

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

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