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Status Yellow ice warning extended amid low temperatures

Snow near Kilcullen, Co Kildare (Pic: RollingNews.ie)
Snow near Kilcullen, Co Kildare (Pic: RollingNews.ie)

Met Éireann has issued a new Status Yellow ice warning for the entire country, as temperatures are set to drop below freezing again overnight.

The warning came into effect at 4pm this afternoon and will last until midday tomorrow,

The forecaster said there will be icy stretches, with freezing fog in places, leading to hazardous travelling conditions.

Temperatures could drop to as low as -4C overnight.

However, milder weather is in store for the weekend, although rain is forecast for Saturday and Sunday.

The UK Met Office has also issued a yellow snow and ice warning for Antrim, Down and Derry, with the potential for ice developing and some challenging travelling conditions tonight and tomorrow morning.

The warning is in effect until 10am tomorrow.

Frost and fog over the River Liffey (Pic: RollingNews.ie)

Frost and ice affected many parts of the country this morning.

There will be some sleet in the northwest and southwest, but mostly dry conditions will follow for the rest of the day with some good sunny spells.

Weather information and a full 7-day forecast

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