Friday's weather: Snow-ice warnings in place for North West and West

Severe frost with icy stretches on roads

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A quad bike makes its through the snow along the Pennine tops near Bowes, County Durham, as winter weather hits the Pennines. Picture by: John Giles / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Today

Very cold this morning with frost and icy patches. Many areas dry. But showers of sleet or snow continuing in west Munster, Connacht, Ulster and north Leinster.

They will become more isolated later, but will persist in the north, falling as rain or sleet this afternoon. Rain or drizzle in the southwest this afternoon.

Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees with moderate westerly breezes.

There is a Status Orange snow-ice warning in place still for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo where up to 8cm of snow could fall.

That alert is in place until midday today.

There is also a Status Yellow weather warning for snow-ice in place for Longford, Cavan, Monaghan, Galway and Roscommon where up to 4cm of snow is likely to fall. 

That alert is also valid until midday today.

Tonight

Tonight will be dry apart from some patchy rain or drizzle in the southwest.

It will be very cold with clear spells and patches of freezing fog.

There will be a severe frost with icy stretches on roads. Lowest temperatures of -5 to +2 degrees, coldest in the south midlands and least cold in the southwest.