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Low temperature warning for Ireland overnight and in morning as -8 degrees forecast

Motorists are being warned to take extreme care on the roads

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A STATUS ORANGE low temperatures warning has been issued for Ireland as the country prepares for lows of minus eight degrees.

Met Eireann is warning of “extremely low temperatures with severe frost, ice and lying snow.

“Lowest temperatures of -2 to -8 degrees, coldest in east Connacht, Leinster and Ulster.”

The warning is valid from 8pm tonight until 10am tomorrow morning.

Slippery paths and treacherous roads are also expected due to snow accumulation and ice.

Meanwhile, a status yellow snow-ice warning which was issued for Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Clare, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford will end at 9pm.

Motorists are being warned to take extreme care on the roads. AA Roadwatch is advising people to use major routes where possible as they are more likely to be gritted than secondary roads.

Read: PHOTOS: It’s snowing in many parts of the country>

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