Saturday 17 March 2018

National fog warning in place with bitterly cold weather to continue into weekend

Keep the fog lights on

Frosty Morning, Waterford City.
Frosty Morning, Waterford City.
Fog in Christchurch, Dublin this morning
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

Severe frost and freezing temperatures are the order for the weekend as Ireland’s cold snap continues.

A status orange fog warning remains in place until midday today with dense fog affecting many parts of the country.

AA Roadwatch are reminding motorists to keep their fog lights on to ensure visibility.

Meanwhile, today will be mainly cold and dry with frost and fog beginning to clear in the early afternoon.

The east of Ireland can expect some sunny spells but you’ll need gloves and hats as well as the sunglasses, with highest temperatures of just 2 to 4 degrees.

Munster and Ulster will see some milder temperatures with highs of 6 to 9 degrees.

Tonight will be bitterly cold with temperatures dropping to as low as -5 degrees across Leinster, Connacht and Ulster.

Dense fog is also expected to return tonight.

Next week looks to be a bleak one with more changeable and unsettled weather as wet and windy conditions are expected.

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