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Weekend weather: Temperatures set to plummet as cold days and frosty nights forecast

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Making the most of it: Matilde Sperlinga from Portobello settles down with a good book. Picture: Steve Humphreys

Making the most of it: Matilde Sperlinga from Portobello settles down with a good book. Picture: Steve Humphreys

Making the most of it: Matilde Sperlinga from Portobello settles down with a good book. Picture: Steve Humphreys

After a spate of sunny spring-like weather, temperatures are set to plummet again this weekend, according to Met Éireann.

Mist and fog will greet many people this morning in Leinster and Munster while those in the south and south-east can expect to wake up to frost following a cold night during which temperatures were expected to fall to between 5C and 0C.

While today will see a mixture of sunshine and cloud, it will be noticeably cooler for those living along eastern and northern coasts who will feel the brunt of light to moderate north-easterly breezes.

Highest temperatures range from 8C to 14C further south and inland, while overnight temperatures will dip down again to just 3C to 6C.

It will be a similar picture tomorrow with a few passing showers in eastern counties and highs of just 7C to 10C and overnight lows of 1C to -2C. Sunday will be dry but cold with sub-zero temperatures at night.

Irish Independent