Tuesday's weather: Very cold start, rain developing later

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Tuesday's weather: Very cold start, rain developing later

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Today

Very cold today, with frost, ice and lying snow in places at first.

A bright day in most areas, with sunny spells and showers, some falling as snow in the early morning, but mostly of rain, hail and sleet during the day, some of them heavy, with isolated thunderstorms, especially in the west and northwest.

South and southwest coasts will be cloudy, with more persistent rain developing.

Maximum temperatures 4 to 8 Celsius, in moderate to fresh southwesterly winds, easing during the day.

Tonight

Tonight will become dry in many areas, with clear spells, but further scattered showers will occur, some of them wintry.

There is a risk of more persistent rain and sleet along some east and southeast coasts.

As winds slacken overland, fog will develop, dense in places, with a risk of freezing fog. Minimum temperatures 0 to minus 4 Celsius, coldest away from east and southeast coasts, with frost and icy stretches.

Weather warning

There is a status yellow snow-ice warning in effect for Ireland.

Showers of snow are expected at times overnight and during Tuesday morning. Some accumulations are likely, 1 to 3 centimetres locally, but possibly more on hills and mountains in the western half of the country.

Some dangerous driving conditions can be expected as road temperatures are likely to be close to freezing or below.