WEATHER: ‘Cold and crisp’ today but temperatures could sink to -8 tonight
It’s a magic day for a wintery walk.
While you’ll definitely be needing the thermals, a scarf, and a thick winter coat before venturing out, Met Éireann is forecasting a cold and dry day today with crisp winter sunshine.
Daytime temperatures will hover at just +1 to +3 degrees, however, with a Status Yellow – Low Temperature/Ice warning for Ireland in place for the rest of the working week and a Status Orange Low Temperature/Ice warning for Cork kicking in at 6pm this evening until noon on Thursday.
Forecasters warn that it will be “extremely cold on Wednesday night with widespread temperatures below -5 degrees leading to severe frost and ice.”
Status Orange – Low Temperature/Ice warning issued ⚠️
Extremely cold on Wednesday night with widespread temperatures below -5°C leading to severe frost & ice. 📉 🥶
Valid: 18:00 Wednesday 14/12/2022 to 12:00 Thursday 15/12/2022
View all warnings here 👇https://t.co/l8JdKfwZt9 pic.twitter.com/lTQdi4HSuA
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 13, 2022
Widespread sharp to severe frosts and icy stretches are expected and the mercury could plummet as low as -8 in places with showers of hail, sleet and snow likely.