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Saturday 3 December 2016

Fog and wind warnings in place as sub zero nights to continue this week

Published 20/11/2016 | 18:21

Cattle pictured feeding in the dawn frost in Co Carlow recently. Photo Roger Jones
Cattle pictured feeding in the dawn frost in Co Carlow recently. Photo Roger Jones

Met Eireann has issued two weather warnings in recent hours for dense fog and strong winds.

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A status orange warning is in place for fog which will become fairly widespread this evening and early tonight and will be dense in places. Some pockets of freezing fog are likely also.

Met Eireann says it will be dry otherwise tonight apart from a few wintry showers in the northwest and possibly the east coast. Lowest temperatures zero to - 3 degrees.

Wind Warning

Meanwhile, Wind Warning is in place for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath

Met Eireann says very strong north to northeast winds developing on Monday afternoon and continuing until Tuesday morning.

It says winds will reach speeds of 55 to 65 km/h in coastal regions with gusts between 90 and 110 km/h. Storm force winds are likely offshore.

Outlook

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It’s going to continue to be cold for the coming week, according to Met Eireann with frost on many of the nights.

However through tomorrow there will be some rain in the East and perhaps some heavy rain in parts of the south east.

Tomorrow and Tuesday look likely to provide more than enough rainfall for parts of the southeast, particularly about coastal regions of county Wicklow and Wexford, according to latest forecasts where Met Eireann says locally heavy falls could produce as much as 200% of the normal 7 day rainfall for that area.

Elsewhere though, rainfall amounts will be well below average with some midland areas receiving no rain at all.

According to Met Eireann, temperatures are expected to remain cold for much of the coming week, with mean values expected to be below normal by between 0 to 4 degrees below..

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