Met Éireann warns of severe frost tonight as freezing conditions continue

The cold weather is expected to continue until next weekend...

Met Éireann warns of severe frost tonight as freezing conditions continue

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Met Éireann is warning of severe frost tonight as the freezing conditions continue.

Temperatures have plummeted since yesterday as a result of a weather system bringing a cold air flow from Scandinavia.

Forecasters say heavy showers are expected to continue tonight in parts of the country and will turn to sleet in places - with snow possible on higher ground.

Temperatures, meanwhile, are expected to be between -1 and +1 degrees overnight with widespread frost.

The cold weather is expected to continue until next weekend.

However, John Eagleton - forecaster with Met Éireann - says next week will bring drier conditions.

"I think it will dry out [after] the showers today," he explained.

"There'll be some activity tomorrow, but not much. Little bit of activity on Sunday, and maybe a little bit on Monday - but after that it looks fairly dry for the mid-week and towards next weekend.