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Leinster fans told 'don't turn blue with the cold' for Aviva showdown with 'Quins

WRAP up warm if you are heading to the crunch Leinster match tomorrow night at the Aviva.

Weather forecasters have issued more alerts as heavy rain which hit the country last night turned to snow and ice.

Met Eireann issued a rainfall warning for Wicklow, Galway, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary with 25mm expected to fall before dawn.

A second yellow status warning for the entire country for ice and snow has also been issued for today, with Ulster and Connacht expected to bear the brunt of the wintry showers.


And while there will be some respite on Saturday from the rain and sleet, clear skies over Dublin tomorrow evening will make the 4C feel more like -4C, forecasters warned fans heading to the European Cup clash between Leinster and Harlequins at the Aviva.

Leinster will be looking to recover following last weekend's loss to the same opposition.

AA Roadwatch and gardaĆ­ have appealed for motorists to drive with extra care in Leinster today, especially on untreated secondary routes.

There will be a respite from the bitter cold as a warmer weather front arrives in the west late on Saturday night and daytime temperatures on Sunday will reach between 7C and 9C.