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07th Jan 2021

Met Éireann forecast temperatures to drop to -7 over the weekend

Rory Cashin

Another nationwide ice and low temperature warning has been issued.

Earlier this week, Met Eireann reported that the coldest night of the winter so far was on the way, with temperatures predicted to drop to as low as -7.

That didn’t quite materialise, as while we did indeed get the coldest night of the winter so far on Tuesday, the temperatures “only” dropped to -6.3 degrees in certain parts of the country.

However, Ireland’s national weather service are once again predicting temperatures to drop to -7 again before the week is over.

As part of their forecast for Friday night, Met Eireann stated the following:

“Widespread severe frost with icy stretches on Friday night. It’ll be predominantly dry with clear skies and just a few patches of freezing fog. Minimum temperatures of -7 to -3 degrees in mostly light, variable winds.”

Last night it was forecast that temperatures would drop to as low as -4, and as per the findings of the weather stations around the country, some places dropped below even that.

Meanwhile, they have also issued another nationwide status yellow weather warning for low temperatures and ice, which will be in place from 5pm this evening until 11am on Friday morning.

The warning states that it will be “Cold tonight with minimum temperatures of zero to minus 4 degrees. Ice forming on untreated surfaces.”

Additionally, the Met UK Office have issued a status yellow ice warning for Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone, and Derry.

The warning will be in place from 2pm today until 12pm on Friday, with the Met UK stating that “Icy stretches expected Thursday afternoon and through Friday morning.”

Image via Twitter/@MetEireann

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