You’ll be needing the thermals.
Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow Ice warning as the current spell of chilly winter weather turns even colder and temperatures plunge to -4C.
Widespread frost is expected from Wednesday morning on, along with some wintry showers and icy stretches on roads. Most areas will remain dry with the wintry showers mostly confined to coastal regions of the north and west.
On Wednesday night there will be a widespread sharp frost with lows of -4 to +1 degrees with ice on untreated surfaces.
Forecasters have warned that hazardous conditions are likely and “a band of wintry precipitation will sink southwards with the potential for black ice/freezing rain on surfaces.”
Ice warning for Ireland for Wednesday night/Thursday🥶
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 6, 2022
“Wintry showers will move southwards over the northern half of the country overnight and temperatures will rise marginally with falls of rain, sleet and snow, in some areas, that may lead to some very icy conditions.” said a forecaster.
Thursday will be “very cold” with temperatures only nudging above freezing in some areas with high of between +1 and +4 degrees.
“Scattered outbreaks of rain, sleet, and possibly some snow over higher ground will gradually push down over the south of the country. Sunny spells and some scattered wintry showers will follow.”
Thursday night will be another bitterly cold night with a widespread sharp to severe frost and some icy patches and minimum temperatures of -4 to -1 degrees.
A Winter Weather Advisory for Ireland remains in place until Saturday, with updates and potential warnings set to be issued in the coming days.