Tuesday's weather: Cold, bright and breezy

Top temperatures of just 4 to 7 degrees

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Today

Cold, bright and quite breezy today, with patches of frost and ice clearing.

Some sunny spells, but fairly widespread heavy showers also.

Some prolonged over parts of Ulster, north Leinster and Connacht, while some hail and sleet are likely over parts of Munster and south Leinster, with a little snow on high ground this morning.

Top temperatures of just 4 to 7 degrees, and feeling colder in a stiff westerly wind.

Tonight

Cold tonight with winds easing a good deal.

The showers will be widespread and heavy at first, with hail and sleet in a few places, but they will become more scattered and lighter later, with long clear spells developing.

Lowest temperatures plus 2 to -2 degrees, with a hard frost and some icy roads.

This information with thanks to Met Éireann