New weather warning issued for entire country as temperatures set to fall to -4 tonight 1 week ago

New weather warning issued for entire country as temperatures set to fall to -4 tonight

Met Éireann has warned of 'hazardous travelling conditions.'

A new Status Yellow weather warning has been issued by Met Éireann for all of Ireland.

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The ice alert was issued on Wednesday morning (18 January) and will take effect from 7 pm that day until 12 pm on Thursday.

"Icy stretches leading to hazardous travelling conditions," it reads.

"Wintry showers continuing. Freezing rain possible in the southwest. Freezing fog patches."

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In its national forecast, Met Éireann said Wednesday night will be "very cold" with frost and icy stretches developing in many areas, leading to hazardous conditions.

"There will be clear spells and scattered wintry showers in Ulster and north Leinster but it will become cloudy elsewhere, with outbreaks of rain and sleet developing overnight in Connacht and Munster," the forecast states.

"Lowest temperatures of -4 to -1 degrees, colder locally in Ulster and the north midlands. Patches of freezing fog will develop in light and variable winds."

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Temperatures are also set to drop to -4 on Thursday night.

As well as the Status Yellow warning, a Met Éireann Winter Weather Advisory for the entire country remains in effect until 9 am on Friday.

It reads:

"Staying cold until Friday with sharp to severe frosts and icy stretches on roads and footpaths.

"Some showers of hail, sleet and snow are expected with the potential for freezing fog.

"For winter weather preparation, visit www.winterready.ie."

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