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Goodbye dry January: Cold snap to continue into weekend... and heavy rain is on the cards too

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People battling the rain on the Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin Picture: Steve Humphreys

People battling the rain on the Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin Picture: Steve Humphreys

People battling the rain on the Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin Picture: Steve Humphreys

Ireland's cold snap is set to continue into the weekend with icy temperatures expected across the country.

Met Éireann is predicting the cold weather to bring a bout of mist and fog, with an ongoing risk of thunder also being forecasted.

Saturday will be dry early on with heavy showers developing later in the day, particularly in Atlantic coastal areas.

Temperatures tonight will range between -1 and 2 degrees and will reach as low as -3 degrees on Saturday night.

The umbrellas will need to be at arms length with "rain in all areas" expected on Sunday morning.

Day time temperatures will be between 6 and 9 degrees over the weekend, with highs of 12 degrees in some northern areas.

Due to the freezing temperatures, icy patches are expected so motorists are being advised to take care.

To sum up, unsettled and changeable weather for the weekend and early next week.

Online Editors