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Low temperature and ice warning issued for 17 counties this weekend

By Darragh Murphy

January 17, 2020 at 1:42pm

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A low temperature and ice warning has been issued for two provinces going into the weekend.

Both Connacht and Leinster have received a Status Yellow warning as temperatures are expected to plummet on Friday evening.

According to Met Eireann, the lowest temperatures are anticipated in the early hours of Saturday morning and the Status Yellow low temperature/ice warning will remain valid until 11am on Saturday after coming into place at 6pm on Friday.

The weather warning for Leinster and Connacht reads: "Temperatures are expected to fall as low as minus 4 degrees tonight, with the coldest temperatures around dawn, staying below freezing until mid-morning on Saturday."

While the weather warning is only in effect for Leinster and Connacht, it's set to be quite cold all over the country.

Met Eireann's national outlook for the remainder of the weekend predicts below freezing temperatures leading into Sunday morning.

The national forecast for Saturday morning reads: "Very cold and frosty once again with minimum temperatures widely falling back to -3 or -4 degrees. Some fog setting in too, mainly across the midlands.

"A sharp to severe frost to start Sunday, but overall dry and sunny with just light breezes. Highs of 4 to 9 degrees, coldest across Ulster and north Leinster."

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