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Nationwide yellow weather warnings issued for fog, ice and cold temperatures

The forecasters warn of dense and freezing fog this weekend as well as ice and low temperatures until Monday.

LAST UPDATE | Dec 2nd 2023, 1:53 PM

MET EIREANN HAS issued two Status Yellow weather warnings for the whole of the country today. 

The forecasters said that many parts of the country were frosty and icy as fog patches spread mainly across parts of Connacht and Ulster.

The frost and ice will linger in parts throughout the day, with some of that fog lingering too.

The fog will be freezing in parts and it will cause low visibility driving conditions. The warning is in place until tomorrow at midday.

A second warning was issued for ice and cold temperatures, which will remain in place until 11am on Monday morning.

While there will be sunny spells the brightness will be accompanied with scattered showers, most frequent over the western half of the country at first, extending eastwards in the afternoon.

Met Eireann said that some showers will be heavy, mainly of rain, some of hail and with a little sleet or snow possible, mainly over higher ground.

Highest temperatures of just 1 to 5 degrees generally, coldest where fog lingers, but a little less cold near southern and western coasts in light southwesterly or variable breezes.