IRISH temperatures will drop to a bone-chilling -4C on Sunday night as widespread frost hits the country.
Meet Eireann Forecasters have assured the public that temperatures are likely to recover the next day and dry, mild conditions will return.
The rest of the weekend will be cloudy with drizzle in some areas.
A Met Eireann forecaster said: “It’s been quite cloudy today with fog in places, although some morning spells will develop in the afternoon. Generally dry apart from a few scattered wells with rain. light and drizzly, highest temperature from 6C to 10C in light breeze.
“It’s cloudy tonight with light rain and drizzle scattered southeast across the country.
“There will be some clear times with patchy fog, fog and fog in places. Lows are 0 to 4 degrees in light winds, then become mild to moderate in the north. and northwest.
“It’s starting to get wet tomorrow morning but any patchy light rain and drizzle will dissipate, leaving a bright and dry day with extended spells of sunshine. Temperatures peak 6 to 9 degrees in the wind. Northwest mild to moderate, may change in the evening.”
With temperatures set to drop below freezing on Sunday night, the Met Eireann predicts the evening will be “dry and very cold with prolonged clear spells. Lows between -4C to +1 degrees Celsius with widespread frost. Fog and fog will also develop in light winds.”
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Monday will see a bright start with the frosts melting, leaving behind a normally dry day with good spells of sunshine.
It will become more cloudy in the west and southwest after that with some drizzle developing but temperatures will rise to 6 to 9 degrees.
On Monday night, the temperature will drop slightly to 0 to 5 degrees.
Milder and more cloudy conditions in the west and southwest will extend eastward across the country, with rain and drizzle then common in the morning along with fresh southerly winds.
Tuesday will be a wet day as forecasters predict cloudy conditions with light showers and drizzle with only occasional morning bursts.
A Met Eireann forecaster said: “Tuesday night: Cloudy and light at first, with patchy rain and drizzle with light to moderate southwesterly winds. A more persistent band of rain will move north and northwest during the night with north-northwesterly winds but will become colder as it moves further south.The lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees, occur in the morning.
“Wednesday: A dry day although cloudy, with only a few spots of drizzle. In the late afternoon some bright light will occur, especially in the southeast. Highest temperatures 7 to 10 degrees with mild to moderate northwesterly winds.
“Thursday: A mostly dry day with light winds. It will be cloudy over much of Connacht and Ulster with the best spells of sunshine in Leinster and Munster. Temperatures peak 7 to 9 degrees when windy. light.”
High pressure over Friday and next weekend suggests we will see mostly dry and stable conditions with spells of sunshine during the day and frost and fog at night.
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