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Dublin: 2°C Monday 25 January 2021

'Slight thaw' promised as icy weather persists

Last night’s subzero temperatures mean roads remain hazardous this morning, but Met Éireann says temperatures are expected to rise this week.

Image: @Jay_Mc_C via Twitter

MET ÉIREANN IS FORECASTING a “slight thaw” in the extremely cold weather which has gripped Ireland for almost two weeks.

Although highest temperatures today are expected to reach just 3 degrees, temperatures are forecast to improve gradually over the week.

IWeatherOnline is also forecasting a thaw this week, but warns of a return to this colder weather next week.

Driving conditions are still dangerous this morning as black ice remains a risk and areas with deep compact snow “will remain poor”, according to AA Roadwatch.

A detailed list of road conditions nationwide is available on the AA’s website and is updated throughout the day.

The weather continues to disrupt transport, with Dublin Bus curtailing a number of its services (full list here). The Connolly stop on the Luas Red Line remains closed, but otherwise Luas services are running as normal.

Bus Éireann says this morning that most of its services around Ireland are operating as per normal, however there are some delays and diversions. There may also be disruptions to its school services. A list of the few schools which are closed this morning is available on SchoolDays.ie.

Irish Rail says that its services are expected to operate as normal today, although there are delays to Maynooth services and trains to Limerick and Cork.

Irish airports are open and fully operational this morning, but anyone due to travel today is advised to check with their airline for possible delays due to weather-related problems at other airports.

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