Temperatures are set to jump to more than 13 degrees in some parts of Ireland on Sunday after more than a week of Arctic weather.
The recent cold snap will be replaced with warmer temperatures due to milder air coming in from the Atlantic.
Met Éireann said daytime maximum temperatures across Ireland on Sunday and Monday will range from 11 to 13 degrees – in stark contrast to the chilly temperatures recorded over the last week.
However, the forecaster is predicting another cold night on Saturday, with a status yellow warning in place for most of the country.
⚠️Status Yellow - Ice warning for Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wicklow, Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary, Connacht⚠️
Valid: 17:00 Saturday 17/12/2022 to 09:00 Sunday 18/12/2022
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 17, 2022
Ice in places will lead to hazardous travelling conditions, Met Éireann said, especially on untreated roads and paths.
Rain on Saturday night will fall on already frozen surfaces leading to icy conditions for a time.
The ice warning will be in place from 6pm on Saturday until 9am on Sunday. It applies to all counties apart from Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Wexford.
In the North, the UK Met Office said freezing fog and ice may lead to some travel disruption overnight on Saturday.
A weather system will push across the UK on Sunday hitting cold air. Rain falling on frozen surfaces, freezing rain and snow will lead to difficult icy conditions.
However, warmer air will push in through Sunday meaning Monday will be much milder than of late pic.twitter.com/lmKpY4a1dq
— Met Office (@metoffice) December 17, 2022
Sunday is set to be generally cloudy with scattered outbreaks of blustery rain, which will be heaviest across southern and western counties.
Met Éireann said afternoon temperatures will range from 5 to 8 degrees over Ulster and up to 13 degrees further south, all in fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds.
Sunday night will be very mild with outbreaks of blustery rain, bringing possible spot flooding. Temperatures are predicted to stay between 10 to 13 degrees nationwide.
The outlook for the rest of the week is unsettled with wet and windy conditions at times, Met Éireann said.
Monday will be quite wet and windy with outbreaks of rain in the south and west, while Tuesday will be rather windy too with sunny spells and showers, most frequent across Atlantic counties.