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24th Jan 2021

Met Éireann forecast “freezing fog”, “severe frost”, and temps dropping to -5

Rory Cashin

January continuing to do what January does best: be very, very cold.

The weekend looks to be ending things with a snowy, icy bang, as Met Éireann are predicting temperatures to drop to as low as -5 degrees in places tonight (Sunday, January 24).

Actually, the entire forecast for tonight’s weather keeps getting worse, sentence on sentence:

“Most areas will be dry tonight with just isolated wintry showers. However, wintry rain will move into the far northwest later. A widespread sharp to severe frost will set in, along with icy stretches. Some freezing fog too, especially across the northeast and east.”


The frost, fog, and wintry showers will continue into tomorrow, with Monday night seeing temperatures drop to -3 in places, but from Tuesday it won’t be as cold, but the weather is due to become more unsettled.

More wind and rain will see a risk of spot flooding on Wednesday, with some potential gale force winds arriving in the south of the country on Wednesday night.

Beyond that, it looks like the mild temperatures but unsettled weather will continue through to next weekend.

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