Status Yellow weather warning for sub-zero temperatures and icy conditions in effect

A Status Yellow Low Temperature/Ice warning for Ireland has come into effect (7pm this evening) with widespread sharp frost with icy stretches and lowest temperatures of -3 degrees in many areas possibly leading to some travel disruption.

The alert will be in place until Wednesday at 10am.

This evening, scattered showers will continue over the northern half of Ireland and along the west coast. The showers will mostly die out early tonight, but will continue for a time near northeastern coasts. Tonight will be clear and very cold with widespread sharp or severe frost and with icy roads and paths as temperatures fall to between 0 and -3 degrees.

On Wednesday, frost and ice will slowly clear through the morning. It will be a cold, dry day with plenty of sunshine. Highest temperatures of just 3 to 7 degrees, with a light westerly breeze or near calm conditions.

OVERVIEW: Unsettled and generally cold with heavy showers later in the week, some of hail, sleet and possibly snow on higher levels.