Ireland's cold snap looks set to last into next week after the first winter snow fell in Dublin overnight.
A status yellow low temperature and ice alert remains in place until midday with hazardous conditions being reported this morning.
— Edel Faherty (@edelfaherty) December 8, 2022
Met Éireann is warning of a sharp to severe frost with icy surfaces and freezing fog patches in places.
Very cold🥶 & dry for much of the country today with low winter sunshine☀️.
Icy stretches, some lying snow❄️ & patches of freezing fog in parts.
Wintry showers🌨️ will affect some northern & western coastal counties.
Daytime highs🌡️ of 0 to 4°C, with light breezes🍃. pic.twitter.com/kmglgdGIpH
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 9, 2022
Carlow Weather's Alan O'Reilly says the weekend will be extremely cold;
"The cold spell looks set to continue well into next week now. So a very cold weekend ahead with more freezing fog and very cold night and temperatures struggling to get above freezing during the day."
Met Éireann says widespread sharp to severe frost will set in tonight along with icy stretches. Staying mostly dry with lowest temperatures of -5 to -1 degrees.
Tomorrow it's expected to be generally dry in the capital with low winter sunshine and isolated wintry showers. Frost and ice lingering in unsheltered areas, along with some patches of freezing fog. Some showers may develop by evening. Highest temperatures of only 0 to +4 degrees.