Tuesday 21 November 2017

Overnight frost may affect early morning commuters

Motorists warned to use extra caution on roads

Met Eireann has warned that 'grass frost' is on its way
Met Eireann has warned that 'grass frost' is on its way
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Recent milder temperatures this month are set to give way to coming nights of ‘grass frost’, according to a spokesperson from Met Eireann.

“The mean temperature for the last seven days has been well below average,” forecaster Eoin Sherlock told Independent.ie.

“It has been quite cold over the night time temperature, ranging from -0.7 degrees in Malin Head to lows of -3.9 in areas like Athenry. And we expect some grass frost tonight and over the next few nights as temperatures remain quite chilly.”

The report follows a warning for motorists from AA Roadwatch to be careful on this morning’s wet roads in the ongoing cloudy conditions.

“Motorists are reminded to use your fog lights in the affected areas but turn them off when no longer required,” according to the AA website.

The weather today will stay cloudy, according to the Met Eireann forecaster, as the mercury won’t rise above 11 degrees.

“A band of rain to the North of the country will move southwards throughout the day so we can expect spots of drizzle and passing showers,” said Mr Sherlock.

And while tomorrow is expected to be brighter, hailing the start of a rather ‘benign’ – if cool – weekend, the winds and rain could be back in force early next week.

“Atlantic conditions may be back next Monday or Tuesday as we forecast more westerly winds  and related weather,” added Mr Sherlock.

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