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Dublin: 7 °C Saturday 15 December, 2018
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Snow-ice warning in place for several counties

It’s going to be another cold day.

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A SNOW-ICE WARNING remains in place for a number of counties this morning.

The warning covers all of Connacht, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick. It kicked in last night and will remain in place until 11am.

There were overnight snow showers, mostly affecting parts of west Munster, Connacht and west Ulster leading to accumulations of one to three centimetres in some areas – especially on higher ground. There was also widespread frost as lowest temperatures ranged from zero to minus three degrees Celsius.

Met Éireann says the frost, fog and ice will clear this morning to give a cold day with a mix of sunny spells and passing heavy showers.

Most of the showers will affect the western half of the country, some of which will be wintry, especially during the morning. There’ll be some good sunshine further east. Highest temperatures will reach five to eight degrees Celsius, with moderate westerly breezes.

Tonight and tomorrow

Showers will mainly affect Atlantic counties early tonight, with the odd wintry one. It’s expected to be dry and clear elsewhere with some frost and ice setting in for a time.

Later in the night it will become cloudy and breezy, with some outbreaks of rain moving in from the west, along with freshening southwest winds. It will be cold, with lowest temperature ranging from zero to three degrees Celsius – coldest across the east and northeast.

Tomorrow will be quite dull with outbreaks of showery rain. There’ll be long dry spells too though, with the chance of some brighter spells later, as southwest winds veer westerly and freshen.

It will be less cold in the afternoon, with temperatures ranging from seven to ten degrees Celsius.

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