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cold snap More snow is on the way as temperatures drop below freezing once again 


Snow settles on a car (Jacob King/PA)

Snow settles on a car (Jacob King/PA)

Snow settles on a car (Jacob King/PA)

More snow is on the way this weekend, it has been predicted, as temperatures drop below freezing once again. 

Met Eireann has said rain on a very cold Saturday night and into Sunday morning could fall as snow on high ground.

More snow is forecast for Monday in northern areas ahead of an unsettled week of heavy showers.

In the meantime today will be mostly cloudy in Leinster and Ulster with patchy rain or drizzle. The rain will become heavy in the southwest and spread north-eastwards.

Persistent rain will move northwards over Munster, Leinster, Connacht and south Ulster while easterly winds will be fresh to strong and gusty.

Tomorrow will start off cold and blustery with rain falling as sleet or snow on high ground, especially in Leinster. It will gradually clear southwards through the afternoon and early evening. Highest temperatures will be between 3 and 6 degrees with fresh, gusty easterly winds.

Temperatures will then dip over Saturday night to between -1 and 2 degrees.

rain and sleet will spread eastwards across the country on Sunday morning, and falling as snow in places, especially over the northern half of the country. The rain and sleet will continue for the rest of the day and throughout Sunday night, with snow possible in Ulster.

Next week will start off cold and mostly cloudy with further falls of rain and sleet on Monday, with snow possible in northern areas.

Tuesday will be mild and breezy with showers or longer spells of rain while Wednesday and Thursday will continue to be unsettled with further showers.

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