CORK can expect another few days of icy conditions, with Met Éireann extending their weather warning for the current cold snap until at least noon on Sunday.
The forecaster says the whole country can expect ‘severe frosts at night and ice on untreated surfaces’ over the weekend.
There was a cold start to the day around Cork, but no widespread repeat of the treacherous road conditions that led to traffic chaos earlier in the week. Cork Garda sergeant Peter Murphy advises motorists to continue to take extra care over the weekend.
“I would suggest that people use a bit of common sense,” he said. “Plan their journey, delay it if necessary. Keep plenty of fuel in the car, have the mobile charged, and have warm clothing in case you have to exit/abandon your car.
“Don’t take unnecessary risks and check social media.”
While the day will remain chilly, with highest temperatures of just one to four degrees, it is forecast to be mostly dry with good sunshine and just the small chance of an isolated wintry flurry. However, Met Éireann warns of ‘ice and frost re-forming quickly after dark with a severe frost expected’. Temperatures in Munster are to fall to between -2 and -5 degrees in mostly light northwest breezes.
We can expect slightly higher temperatures of four to seven degrees tomorrow, with a mix of bright spells and occasional showers, but Saturday night is due to see a return to cold and frost.