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Cold Snap Met Eireann forecast frost, fog and chilly temperatures as low as -1C

Temperatures will be as low as -1

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Met Eireann have forecast that colder weather is on the way as frost, fog and chilly temperatures are set to take hold.

Today there will be rain and drizzle over Ulster and Connacht that will move south over Leinster and Munster this afternoon and evening.

Cold conditions and showers will follow as moderate westerly winds will move north as the rain clears.

Tonight is also set to be cold but it’ll be mostly clear except for a few showers in western and northern coastal counties. Temperatures will be between 0 and 5 degrees.

Sunday will be another cold day with bright sunny spells. Most of the country will be dry but there will be a few showers in coastal counties on the north west coast. There may also be showers along the southeast coast along with fresh northerly winds.

Changeable and often cold weather is expected throughout the week as Sunday night will bring frost and temperatures below freezing

The week will begin clear and bright with frost clearing to leave a dry day with spells of sunshine.

Met Eireann say: “Frost will clear on Monday morning to leave a largely dry day. There will be good spells of sunshine in most areas but it will be cloudier across parts of north Connacht and Ulster with the odd spot of drizzle possible along coasts there. Top temperatures on Monday ranging from 7 to 10 degrees in light northwest or variable breezes.

“It looks set to be dry on Monday night but with varying amounts of cloud. Northern areas are expected to be rather cloudy with temperatures holding between 4 and 7 degrees but there will be clearer skies further south allowing temperatures to fall to between minus 1 and plus 3 degrees with frost forming. Winds will be light, varying in direction.”

Tuesday will bring dry weather, with a mix of clouds and sunshine.

The national forecaster said: “High pressure will be positioned near Ireland on Tuesday with mostly dry conditions expected. Many central and northern areas will be cloudy but there will be sunshine in some southern areas. Highest temperatures will range between 7 and 10 degrees with light breezes.

“Mainly dry on Tuesday night apart from a few patches of drizzle on Atlantic coasts. Some clear spells in the south and east but generally cloudy overnight. Minimum temperatures of around zero to plus 3 degrees under the clear skies but holding at 4 to 7 degrees under cloud.”

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As we move to mid-week, Wednesday is set to be dry with heavy outbreaks of rain expected that night.

“Early indications suggest Wednesday will start mostly dry with a mix of cloud and sunny spells. However, rain is expected to develop in Atlantic coastal counties during the day. Maximum temperatures on Wednesday ranging from 6 or 7 degrees in the southeast to 10 or 11 degrees in the northwest.

“Outbreaks of rain are expected to push across the country on Wednesday night, heavy in places.”

Thursday looks to be another chilly day with sunny spells and scattered showers.

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