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Met Éireann warns cold snap expected as temperatures to drop to -4C

Frost is expected on Sunday night
Frosty weather is coming

Frosty weather is coming

Clodagh Meaney

Met Eireann have warned that a cold snap can be expected as temperatures are expected to drop to -4C.

While today is set to be cloudy and misty over all, there will be brighter spells developing throughout the afternoon.

There will be isolated patches of light rain and drizzle, however it is set to be a dry Saturday afternoon.

Temperatures of 5 to 10 degrees with the mildest weather in the south of the country.

Tonight is set to be cloudy with patchy light rain and drizzle spreading South Eastwards across the country.

There will be clear breaks with patchy frost, mist and fog in places, and lowest temperatures of 0C with a light southwesterly or variable breeze, veering northwesterly and freshening along the North coast later.

Sunday morning will have a damp start but any patch rain and drizzle will clear leaving a bright and dry day with long spells of sunshine.

Highest temperatures of 6C to 9C in a light to moderate northwesterly breeze, becoming variable by evening.

Meanwhile Sunday night is set to be a cold one. With dry, long clear spells low temperatures of -4C to +1C will see widespread frost as well as mist and fog.

Monday will bring a bright start with frost clearing leaving a generally dry day with good spells of sunshine.

It will become cloudier in the west and southwest later with a light rain developing.

There will be highest temperatures of 6C to 9C, generally in light to moderate southeasterly winds. It will be milder in the west and southwest under the cloudier skies and with breezier conditions.

Monday night will be another cold one over much of Ulster and Leinster with lowest temperatures there of 0C to 5C.

Milder and cloudier conditions in the west and southwest will extend eastwards across the country, with rain and drizzle following, becoming widespread by morning along with moderate to fresh southerly winds.

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