A STATUS warning for yellow ice was issued for the whole country this morning after temperatures dropped last night.
The warning is in effect until 10 a.m. with forecasters predicting frost in some spots this morning.
It will be a cold, bright and clear day, with scattered sunshine and showers.
Some showers will have cold winds and possible hail and thunder. Maximum temperatures in the afternoon will typically range between 4°C and 7°C.
Meet Eireann Showers will become isolated early tonight with frost forming in some areas as temperatures drop back between 0 and 4C.
“However, clouds will rise from the west overnight and temperatures will rise. Rains will then break out in the west and north of the country.
“Saturday looks set to be a rather cloudy and wet day with occasional bursts of rain. Rain will be most persistent in the west and north of the country, preferably any dry or bright weather alternating in the area. east and south.
“Maximum temperatures of 8°C to 11°C with strong westerly or southwesterly winds coupled with high winds over exposed shorelines.”
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The national forecast says the weekend will be quite unsettled with rain or showers for most of the day.
The outburst of rain continued into Saturday night, gradually pushing southward across the country allowing colder conditions and showers to move across northern counties.
“A contrast in overnight temperatures from North to South, from 2C or 3C in Ulster to 9C or 10C along the south coast. Westerly winds are fresh and strong.
“Sunday looks to be a chilly and cloudy day with widespread showers and some sunshine.
“Several hail or hail will occur over the hills to the north. Temperatures peak between 6°C and 9°C in the presence of a fresh westerly wind.
“A few showers early Sunday night along with fairly cold initial conditions with lows between 1°C and 4°C. However, conditions were more murky and milder with spells. Scattered rain will move across the country late into the night.
“Monday is forecast to be a mild and cool day, with some clouds and some drizzle.
“There will be light winds, especially in the east of the country. Maximum temperature is 11 degrees Celsius to 14 degrees Celsius when there is strong southwest wind.
“Persistent rain will develop in the west and north during the night with drier conditions elsewhere. Mild with lows of 10 degrees Celsius to 12 degrees Celsius.
“Initial signs suggest Tuesday will be another mild and cool day. There will be plenty of dry weather in most areas but occasional rain will affect some western and northern counties. . Highest temperature is between 10°C and 13°C during strong southwesterly winds.”
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