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Cold spell to continue through the weekend with temperatures dropping to -2

Temperatures are expected to fall to between 0 and -2 degrees Celsius
Temperatures are expected to fall to between 0 and -2 degrees Celsius

The cold spell of weather is expected to continue throughout the weekend with temperatures dropping as low as minus two degrees.

According Met Eireann Saturday morning will see frost clearing with the dense fog thinning slowly in many areas.

The highest temperatures will range from 5 to 9 degrees.  

Saturday night will be cold and mostly dry with frost occurring mainly in the southern half of the country. Temperatures are expected to fall to between 0 and -2 degrees Celsius.

It will be slightly warmer further north with temperatures holding between 1 and 4 degrees.

Met Eireann says that Sunday will be mostly dry, though a few light showers or patchy drizzle may occur mostly near eastern and southern coasts.

The cold weather will continue into Sunday night and patchy frost and fog will develop again under clear spells. Lowest temperatures in the range of 0 to 5 degrees in light easterly breezes.

Forecaster Pat Clarke told Independent.ie that he is advising people to exercise caution on the roads.

"Since it's going to stay very cold over the weekend with frost ranging from light to severe we would advice motorists to be very careful while driving.

"The temperature will vary in many areas, but the overall weather is looking to be cold and dry with any showers being very light and localised."