Motorists warned of frosty start on the roads
Commuters have been warned to wrap up today as frost will remain in most places and temperatures stay at freezing.
Temperatures across the country hit a low of minus five degrees overnight - and it is expected they will stay at between two to three degrees later today.
Despite this, air stayed reasonably dry overnight with no major icy patches reported on the roads earlier today.
"It might not be quite as icy as you would think with those sort of temperatures," Met Eireann forecaster Joan Blackburn told Independent.ie this morning.
"The frost will take quite a while to go and will linger in some places.
"However, the day will be sunny.
"There are a few freezing fog patches before dawn but there shouldn't be too many of them.
"The temperatures this afternoon will level around two or three degrees in inland areas, with six degrees in coastal areas."
It will mainly be a dry day with a outside risk of wintry showers.
Tonight will turn cold and frosty once again, with temperatures ranging between minus one and six degrees. It is forecast to cloud over in the north, which may lead to temperatures rising there overnight and some rain.
AA Roadwatch reported a frosty start on roads around Mullingar, Ennis, Thurles, Tullamore, Drogheda, Longford and Cavan.
Monaghan, Roscommon and Sligo Towns were also frosty.
Icy conditions were reported in Wicklow Town, Waterford City and Letterkenny.
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