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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 12°C
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Icy conditions on roads this morning with temperatures to drop to -7 degrees tonight
Temperatures could drop as low as -7 degrees in western and northern parts of the country.

MOTORISTS HAVE BEEN warned about frosty and icy conditions on Irish roads this morning, with AA Roadwatch advising motorists to take care on some routes.

Icy conditions have been reported in Longford, Laois, Kildare, and Carlow, and although conditions have improved around Cavan and Leitrim, continued care is advised.

It comes ahead of what Met Éireann describes as “the coldest night of winter so far” with temperatures due to drop to -5 to -7 degrees Celsius in western and northern parts of the country. 

The lowest temperature recorded this winter so far was in Roscommon last Saturday (-5.9C) but the forecaster has warned temperatures could drop below that later tonight.

The forecaster also says that the cold snap will continue today, with daytime highs of just 1 to 4 degrees Celsius and frost and ice lingering in parts.

It is also expected to be “bitterly cold” tonight with widespread severe frost and ice. Most areas will be dry with clear spells, but there will be scattered wintry showers of hail, sleet or snow affecting eastern and southeastern counties.

Wednesday will see the cold weather continue, with more sunny spells and daytime highs of 2 to 4 degrees Celsius but temperatures will remain sub-zero in parts of the midlands and west.

Contains additional reporting by Cónal Thomas.

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