Met Éireann warn that it will feel “raw” for the rest of the week, with “extremely frosty nights and widespread icy conditions.” We haven’t seen the last of the wintry showers either, though it should remain much drier with some spells of bright winter sunshine.
Friday - A much drier and brighter day forecast, with some good spells of sunshine. Met Éireann warn that it will feel raw, due to a northerly breeze. There will be some sporadic wintry showers throughout the day, mainly in northern areas. The East coast may also feel the effects. Maximum temperatures on the day of 3 to 5 degrees.
Friday Night - Predominantly dry and clear, with some wintry showers in places also. Met Éireann warn that it will be “Extremely cold” overnight, with widespread frost and ice forming and temperatures from -1 to -5 degrees. Northwest breezes will be light.
Saturday - Any lingering frost and ice patches will clear slowly on Saturday morning, leaving dry and bright, sunny conditions for most of the day. There will be some cloud building up in Atlantic coastal counties by the afternoon. It will be cool, with top temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees and light northwest breezes.
It is going to be “bitterly cold” on Saturday night with temperatures ranging from 0 to -3 degrees, coldest over lying snow. Met Éireann warn of severe widespread frost forming overnight, leaving icy conditions on roads. There could also be some “freezing fog” also.
Sunday - A cloudy start to Sunday with some further outbreaks of wintry rain in the morning. There will also be some snow in places, with accumulations locally. Current indications suggest there will be some heavy spells of rain in Southern counties for a period on Sunday, though it should become much drier by late morning, early afternoon. Southwest breezes will be moderate and veering westerly later in the day. Top daytime temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees Celsius, coolest in the north. The Status Yellow Snow and Ice warning has also been extended to Sunday at 12pm by Met Éireann.
It is expected to be again bitterly cold overnight on Sunday, with lows of -2 to +2 degrees Celsius. There will be widespread severe frost forming overnight, as well as freezing fog and ice patches.
Next Week - Early forecasts suggest a milder start to next week, with some scattered outbreaks of rain to start with on Monday. Temperatures should begin to creep back up, ranging from 6 to 10 degrees.