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A Status Yellow ice and snow warning has been issued for Ireland by Met Éireann.

It comes into effect at 11pm tonight and will remain in place until 6am on Monday.

The forecaster has said scattered thundery showers of hail, sleet and snow can be expected for the period.

Motorists have been warned they may experience poor visibility on the roads, with slippery and icy conditions.

Sleet and snow is expected to spread north over the country tonight, with wintry showers due to continue through much of Sunday.

The Road Safety Authority advises motorists to take extra care when driving in snowy conditions.

Last weekend Storm Freya brought snow showers to much of the country, catching many by surprise.