We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Cars drive in fog along the M7 in Kildare
icy weather

Met Éireann warn of treacherous conditions amid freezing fog and icy roads

A Status Yellow freezing fog warning is now in effect nationwide.

LAST UPDATE | 9 Dec 2022

MET ÉIREANN HAVE warned of treacherous conditions across the country, with a freezing fog warning now in place nationwide.

The forecaster has said that it will remain cold over the weekend and into next week due to an Arctic airmass, with sharp to severe frosts expected alongside ice and black ice on footpaths and roads.

A Status Yellow freezing fog warning is now in effect nationwide until midday tomorrow, alongside a Status Yellow ice warning.

Met Éireann have warned that patches of freezing fog may create hazardous driving conditions.

A Status Yellow snow/ice warning is currently in place in Donegal and will not lift until midday tomorrow.

Yellow warnings are also in place in Northern Ireland, with the UK Met Office issuing an ice warning for Antrim, Down, Tyrone and Derry.

In its forecast this evening, Met Éireann have said that it will remain “very chilly” this evening, while most parts of the country will remain dry.

However, the forecaster has warned of some showers of rain, sleet and hail, particularly in coastal counties. Snow flurries may also occur but mainly in higher areas.

This evening, lowest temperatures are expected to be between -4 and -1 degrees.

Driving conditions

Motorists travelling home this evening are being warned of severe delays on the M50, with heavy traffic heading in both directions.

There are also delays being reported on the M1 Northbound by the Dublin Port Tunnel, with traffic merging from Santry/Coolock and the Swords Road now being metered.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
Leave a Comment
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.

    Leave a commentcancel