'Arctic snap' will see temperatures plunge to -6C this week


Temperatures are expected to plummet to -6 degrees in parts of the country this week as a high pressure Arctic weather system settles over Ireland.

Ice and fog will be widespread over the next few days with freezing fog developing in midland areas.

Southern counties might see double figures, with highs of 10 degrees, but most counties will struggle to reach 8 degrees during the day.

“Most days this week will see a frosty and foggy start to the day, with lows of -5 degrees. Temperatures will drop to -6 degrees at night,” a Met Éireann forecaster told

Meanwhile, the weather will be a lot calmer for the rest of the week after winds of up to 100km/h battered the country last night.

It will be sunny in many parts this afternoon, but cloud will linger in parts of the east.

Frost will form later tonight and will become sharp and severe.

Motorists are being warned to take extreme care on the roads this week as black ice will be prominent, particularly early in the mornings.

Elsewhere, Storm Angus wreaked havoc across the UK on Monday, causing flooding and travel chaos across many parts of the country.

Many railway lines were also affected by the flooding, with multiple providers reporting delays and blocked lines.

More than 75 flood warnings were put in place, with some schools being forced shut and cars being submerged under water.