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Cold and frosty night ahead as temperatures to drop as low as -3 degrees

A Yellow warning for snow and ice is in place for some counties in Northern Ireland tonight.

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Updated Dec 29th 2020, 9:14 PM

IT’S GOING TO BE a cold and frosty evening, with a snow and ice warning in place in the North. 

A Yellow Warning for snow and ice has been in place in Antrim, Armagh, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry since 3pm today and will remain in place until just before midnight tomorrow night. 

Looking at the general forecast, tonight will turn frosty and icy early in the night with lowest temperatures of zero to minus three degrees Celsius. 

It will be an icy start tomorrow, Met Éireann said, with rain, sleet and snow across the southern half of the country. 

The day will be cold with temperatures only rising slightly above freezing. 

Earlier today, Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow warning for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford.

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It is due to last from midnight tonight until 12pm tomorrow. 

With reporting by Hayley Halpin

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