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Saturday 14 December 2019

Temperature drop tonight to make way for a 'lovely, sunny, crisp' Monday

Patrick Gillespie Jnr from Ballyfermot took this canal-side snap for
Patrick Gillespie Jnr from Ballyfermot took this canal-side snap for
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

A drop in temperatures tonight will make way to kick the midterm off with a clear, sunny start tomorrow.

Met Éireann have issued a Status Yellow weather warning ahead of the severe frost tonight, forecaster Evelyn Cusack told

The forecaster said the country experienced a range of sleet and hail showers this morning and could see temperatures drop as low as -4C tonight.

"There is going to be severe frost tonight and we've issued a yellow warning as we're expecting icy conditions in the morning," the Met Éireann forecaster said.

"We'll have the icy start tomorrow because we've had such a mild winter. The temperatures will drop to between zero to -4 tonight, it's not exceptional but because we've had such mild weather there will by icy conditions on untreated roads.

"It's the mid-term so there won't be as much traffic around but it's important to know to slow down and be careful."

Tomorrow is set to be a "lovely, sunny, crisp day," according to Ms Cusack, and she said the weather will turn milder again on Tuesday.

"We're not in for a cold spell, it will be quite mild come Tuesday again and we can expect more rain as there's another band coming in from the Atlantic.

"The coming week will be very mixed. It will be milder weather with interspersed colder spells."

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