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MET Éireann have forecast a dramatic change in the weather as the cold, dry spell will make way for a wet and unsettled weekend. 

For the last three days a maritime polar air mass has plunged the country into sub-zero conditions bringing night time lows of –3 degrees.

However, from tomorrow that cold air will move on allowing mild and wet weather systems to cover Ireland for the weekend.

Met Éireann’s Linda Hughes told the Sunday World: “Friday will start with some mist and fog in the morning which will slowly clear and you can expect dry and sunny spells for the rest of the day.

“We are going to see things turn more unsettled for the weekend as cloud will increase in the south and there will be patchy rain and drizzle in southern areas by Friday night.

“You can expect unsettled weather for Saturday morning with increased cloud and rain in the south of the country.

“That will spread to the rest of the country throughout the day.

“However, it will become milder as the polar maritime air mass moves on allowing for higher temperatures.

“You can expect temperatures for the weekend reaching highs of 15 degrees.

"Sunday will be more of the same with patchy rain and drizzle spreading across the country.”

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