It’s a good time of year to be working from home.
However, if you do have to venture out of the house for essential trips this week, it’s wise to bundle up and exercise some extra caution on the roads.
With last night’s frost and ice still lingering today, Met Éireann is forecasting another “very cold” week for Cork.
Lots of icy road conditions being reported this morning, all over Cork City and County. Best advice is to take it easy on all routes, black ice is deadly and almost impossible to spot! pic.twitter.com/9EUtMz2VHX
— Cork Safety Alerts (@CorkSafetyAlert) January 4, 2021
Most places will remain dry today with sunny spells, although the eastern half of Munster will see some scattered wintry showers of rain, hail, sleet or snow.
Highest temperatures will range between 2 and 4 degrees.
“Tonight will be very cold with clear spells and widespread severe frost with ice in many areas as temperatures fall to between -3 and +1 degrees, coldest in the west.” said the national forecaster.
“Most areas will be dry. But showers of hail, sleet and snow will affect some areas, mainly over the eastern half of the region.”
Tuesday will continue very cold with frost and ice clearing very slowly and persisting in some areas and daytime temperatures of just 1 to 4 degrees.
Meanwhile, AA Roadwatch has warned motorists that icy conditions have been reported in a number of areas this morning.
“With road temperature below zero, care is advised on all routes.” the AA tweeted.