Weather Ireland: Met Éireann is issuing a new ice warning for 22 counties as Sunday will end the big freeze

Met Éireann issued a new amber weather alert for 22 counties this afternoon as it warns untreated roads and trails are likely to be treacherous after showers of freezing rain, sleet and snow.

The ice warning comes into effect from 5pm today for all counties except those on the south coast: Kerry, Cork, Waterford and Wexford.

It lasts until Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

Sunday will bring down the curtain on one of Ireland’s longest cold spells in years as temperatures are set to return to teenage levels in some counties on Sunday.

Today begins with scattered sleet and snow showers at higher elevations, with areas of mist and fog also likely in parts of the North Midlands.

The country will slowly thaw throughout Saturday, with highs of 7 degrees in the southern and western coastal counties and slightly colder with highs of 1-4 degrees elsewhere.

Saturday night temperatures will drop below zero in places with scattered outbreaks of rain, but temperatures will begin to rise Sunday morning.

“Generally overcast Sunday with scattered outbreaks of torrential rain, heaviest in southern and western counties with the potential for spot flooding here, particularly later.

The rain may become early wintry locally further north in the country. Much milder than previous days with highs ranging from eight degrees over North Ulster to 12 or 13 degrees in the south, all with fresh and gusty southerly winds,” said Met Éireann’s Siobhán Ryan.

Sunday night will be unusually mild with temperatures nationwide not falling below 10 degrees overnight, but there will be isolated outbreaks of torrential rain, heaviest in southern and western counties with the potential for flooding.

Monday will also be wet and windy with blustery showers and outbreaks of rain causing localized flooding in southern and western counties, but it will again be mild for the time of year with highs of 10-13.

“Also fairly windy on Tuesday with sunny spells and showers, most common in Atlantic counties, some heavy with hail. Maximum temperatures of seven to nine degrees with a fresh to strong and gusty south-west wind. Cold and blustery Tuesday night with clear spells and showers across the country, some heavy and with hail. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 5 degrees with a wind chill factor, all with brisk west to south west winds,” said Ms Ryan.

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