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Snow and ice warnings for eight counties as temperatures set to drop as low as -3 degrees

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Updated Dec 30th 2020, 12:25 PM

IT’S SET TO be a cold and frosty day with snow/ice warnings in place for some counties. 

A Status Yellow snow/ice warning is currently in place for counties Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo. This will remain in place until 7am tomorrow. 

Met Éireann has warned that further falls of snow in places today and tonight will lead to accumulations in some areas. 

In the North, the UK Met Office has issued a Yellow ice and snow warning for counties Antrim, Armagh, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry. This warning kicked in at 3pm yesterday and will remain in place until just 11am tomorrow. 

Looking at the general forecast, today is set to be very cold with frost and icy conditions gradually clearing. 

There will be rain and sleet over Munster with some falls of snow, but this will clear by afternoon. It will be brighter elsewhere with scattered wintry showers, especially in northern and western coastal counties. 

Tonight will again be very cold with frost and ice. 

Showers, some wintry, will continue to feed into northern and western coastal counties, but there will be clear spells elsewhere. 

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Temperatures are to drop as low as -3 degrees tonight. 

Tomorrow is forecast to be breezy with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, some turning wintry in places. Met Éireann has warned there is a risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms. 

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