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Temperatures reached -4 last night, so be careful on those icy footpaths

Hat? check. Scarf? check. Gloves? check.

WE HOPE YOU were prepared and brought your hot water bottle to bed last night, as temperatures plummeted to -4 degrees in some areas overnight.

If you’re sensible, you are snuggled up in bed right now, but if you have to venture out before midday there is still a status yellow ice and snow warning in effect across the country.

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While Met Eireann reports that today will be cold and frosty, there is good news, as it should remain sunny and largely dry.

AA Roadwatch warns people to be careful on the roads this morning, but gardaí say that most roads have been gritted.


Wrap up warm if you are heading to do some Christmas shopping as temperatures will struggle to climb to double digits, with the highest temperatures at 3 to 7 degrees. It’ll be coldest in the east, with light to moderate southwest breezes.

There will also be scattered wintry showers today along coastal counties of the north and west, with those showers becoming more frequent, with winds carrying them further inland during the day.

If you’re heading out this evening, forget style and best bring the parka coat as temperatures will fall to near freezing again shortly after dark. Again, it will be coldest in the east.

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