It’s time to dig out a hot water bottle.
Cork awoke to a thick coating of frost this morning, with icy stretches, some lying snow, and patches of freezing fog in parts.
While the road gritters have been out since 5am, forecasters have warned it will remain “very cold and dry for much of the province today with low winter sunshine”, while temperatures are not expected to rise above 0 to 4 degrees.
With a Status Yellow – Low Temperature/Ice warning in place for the entire country, Met Éireann has warned road users to be extra careful as conditions are hazardous.
Very cold🥶 & dry for much of the country today with low winter sunshine☀️.
Icy stretches, some lying snow❄️ & patches of freezing fog in parts.
Wintry showers🌨️ will affect some northern & western coastal counties.
Daytime highs🌡️ of 0 to 4°C, with light breezes🍃. pic.twitter.com/kmglgdGIpH
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 9, 2022
And it’s not getting any milder any time soon:
“A widespread sharp to severe frost will set in tonight along with icy stretches.” added a forecaster.
“While many areas will be dry, some showers of hail and snow will affect coastal areas. Lowest temperatures of -5 to -1 degrees in light westerly or variable breezes.”