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'Orange alert' fog warning in place for Ireland as cold snap continues

Temperatures as low as minus five were experienced in some areas overnight.

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DENSE FOG IS affecting many parts of the country this morning.

Temperatures as low as minus five, meanwhile, were experienced in some areas overnight.

A ‘status orange’ fog warning for Ireland, issued at 3pm yesterday, remains in effect until midday today.

Meanwhile a low temperature warning for Munster, Connacht and Leinster is in place until 9am.

There’ll be some sunny spells later today, with temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees – but it will be a few degrees colder in areas where fog is slow to clear.

It will be cold and foggy again overnight tonight – dipping to minus five again, coldest in the East.

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The weekend will be more changeable, according to Met Éireann’s latest forecast. It will only dip about a degree below zero on Saturday night, forecasters say, and a slight frost is expected on Sunday night.

Here’s the outlook for next week:

More changeable and unsettled weather is expected, with some wet and windy conditions at times, as the cold southeast to east winds change to milder southwesterly.

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