Monday 23 April 2018

Drivers warned to reduce speed and take care as widespread frost grips the country

November temperatures in Dublin dropped between 0C and -5C several times in the latter part of the month (Stock)
November temperatures in Dublin dropped between 0C and -5C several times in the latter part of the month (Stock)
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Drivers are being urged to reduce speed and take care on the roads this morning and icy conditions are reported across the country.

It's a chilly and frosty start this morning as temperatures plunged to freezing overnight.

Temperatures of minus two degrees were reported in Mullingar this morning.

Icy conditions are reported across the country, especially in the midlands.

AA Roadwatch are urging drivers to reduce speed and take extra care on the roads.

It looks like the frost, patchy fog and mist will clear with temperatures climbing into the double figures.

Met Éireann predict a clear and crisp morning top temperatures between 9 and 13 degrees.

Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will spread countrywide from the west this afternoon.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with more scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle.

Thursday looks set to be a mixture of sunshine and showers, though it may become windy on Atlantic coasts.

Friday may see some heavy rain in some parts while the outlook for the weekend is for things to turn cooler again, with more frost likely.

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