Warnings of hazardous driving conditions due to ice warning for entire country

Met Éireann said icy stretches are likely on Sunday night and Monday morning
Warnings of hazardous driving conditions due to ice warning for entire country

A status yellow ice warning is currently in place for the whole country.

Met Éireann said icy stretches are likely on Sunday night and Monday morning.

Hazardous travelling conditions are expected, especially on untreated roads and footpaths. Some patches of freezing fog are also possible.

The yellow alert began at 6pm on Sunday and will remain in place until 12pm on Monday.

A similar warning from the UK Met Office is also in place for the six counties in the North, lasting until 10am on Monday.

"Icy surfaces are expected to develop following wintry showers, leading to some difficult travelling conditions," the warning said.

Overnight, temperatures were due to fall to between -4 and 1 degrees, with the coldest temperatures hitting the north of the country, as well as showery outbreaks of rain and sleet.

Monday's temperatures are not expected to climb far beyond freezing, with highs of between 1 and 4 degrees, before sharp frost sets in again on Monday night, falling to around 0 to -4/-5 degrees.

Outbreaks of sleet and snow may affect parts of the west and south overnight on Monday, and some freezing fog may form in parts.

Tuesday too will see some outbreaks of sleet and snow as afternoon temperatures struggle to reach further than 4 degrees.

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