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Frosty weather this morning in Dublin.
Cold Weather

Temperatures to drop as low as minus six with 'sharp to severe frost'

Tomorrow it is to be cold and bright with frost and ice.

LAST UPDATE | 18 Jan

A STATUS YELLOW low temperature and ice warning is in place for Ireland as temperatures are to plummet as low as -6 degrees tonight. 

It is to stay very cold with severe frost and icy stretches until tomorrow morning. 

Met Éireann is asking people to be mindful of difficult travelling conditions, low temperature issues for vulnerable people, and animal welfare issues.

In addition to the nationwide low temperature warning, a snow-ice warning for Donegal is in place from 12pm today until 6am on Friday morning. 

A status yellow snow and ice warning took effect today in Antrim, Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry.

Tonight most areas will stay dry and clear, but scattered showers of rain, sleet or snow will continue in Ulster and north Connacht. 

It will be a very cold night with widespread “sharp to severe frost”, icy stretches and patches of fog, or freezing fog. 

Lowest temperatures will be between -6 and -2 degrees.

Tomorrow it is to be cold and bright with frost and ice, but it will be less cold than it has been in recent days. Temperatures could reach 7 degrees in the afternoon. 

The weather is to become noticeably milder over the weekend, but wet and windy. 

Contingency plans have been put in place by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive to ensure extra bed spaces are available for people sleeping rough. Extra supports are also being made available. 

Additional reporting by Lauren Boland

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