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Dublin: 19 °C Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Baby, it’s about to get cold outside

Temperatures over the bank holiday weekend are set to drop by up to 5C below normal, says Met Éireann.

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FOR THE NEXT seven days temperatures will fall by around 3C to 5C below normal for this time of the year and it could reach -2C tonight resulting in frost and icy conditions.

On average, temperatures will be about 8C around the country for the weekend, but normally they would reach 11C or 12C for this time of the year.

Siobhan Ryan, forecaster from Met Éireann told

It will be colder than normal over the weekend making it feel more wintery than autumny. The cold, crisp days will feel a bit chilly for people but it will be dry and bright most days.  We are not expecting any snowfall, except on higher ground.

Ms Ryan also said that it has been a colder than average autumn with temperatures around 1 per cent colder than we are used to. Although it had been colder, it has also been brighter and dryer than average this autumn with around 10% more sunshine.

The cold snap comes as the Road Safety Authority and the gardai warn road-users to drive safe and be seen over the Halloween period as widespread frost and ice will lead to more treacherous conditions on the road than drivers are used to at this time of the year.

Motorists are being urged to be ‘winter ready’ and make preparations to ensure their vehicle is safe for the colder weather ahead.

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