There’s a bitterly cold weekend ahead.
Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow weather warning for the entire country on Saturday evening, with temperatures due to drop as low as minus three tonight and tomorrow night.
Forecasters have warned we can expect “falls of hail, sleet and snow” and “icy and hazardous conditions”.
The Status Yellow snow/ice warning kicks in at 6pm on Saturday, January 23rd and remains in place until noon on Sunday.
Status Yellow – Snow/Ice warning for Ireland
Met Éireann Weather Warning
Falls of hail, sleet and snow. Icy and hazardous conditions.
Valid: 18:00 Saturday 23/01/2021 to 12:00 Sunday 24/01/2021
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 22, 2021
According to Met Éireann, we can expect a cold start tomorrow morning with frost and ice slow to clear and highest temperatures of just 2 to 5 degrees with light or moderate westerly winds.
It will remain cold on Saturday night with a band of sleet and snow in the west moving eastwards across the country, with accumulations in many areas.
Frost and ice will develop as it clears, with lowest temperatures of -3 to 0 degrees, so take extra care on the roads if you need to leave the house this weekend.