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Wednesday 17 October 2018

Thaw is in store as the mercury set to rise again

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After a night of wintry showers and sub-zero temperatures, the weather is set to improve for the week ahead.

With overnight lows of 0C to -3C, along with scattered showers of rain, sleet and snow, the country is expected to wake up to a cold start.

But things will soon return to normal as temperatures steadily increase.

The Status Yellow nationwide snow and ice warning will remain in place until 10am, but according to Met Éireann any remaining wintry showers in the east and south will begin to clear, resulting in a dry, bright day with some sunny spells.

Although it will still be cold in most areas, the national forecaster said there will be a slight improvement in temperatures - the highest being 4C.

"North-east winds mostly will be moderate in strength, but fresher along the east coast," said a spokesperson.

"Tuesday will be very frosty at the start of the day, but otherwise it will be dry and bright with good sunshine.

"The highest temperatures will only be around 6C to 8C, but the breeze will be very light."

Temperatures will improve further on Wednesday as the winds are expected to turn in a south-westerly direction, reaching up to 10C in the afternoon.

Met Éireann also warned of some patchy rain along north-western counties, but the bulk of the country is expected to stay dry.

Irish Independent

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