Temperatures to drop to -5 in parts and there’s frost in store this weekend
This weekend is forecast to be cold with patches of fog and frost expected in parts of the country, according to Met Eireann.
Weather warnings remain in place this morning, Friday, for low temperatures and dense fog in parts of the country.
A status orange weather warning is in place for dense fog in counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal as well as Connacht up until 10am.
Meanwhile, a status yellow weather warning for low temperatures will affect counties Cavan, Monaghan Donegal as well as Munster and Connacht.
Temperatures are expected to range from 3 to 6 degrees for most of the country, but these are forecast to be closer to zero where fog continues to linger.
The south east will enjoy slightly warmer temperatures of between 7 to 9 degrees, especially in coastal regions.
Widespread sharp or severe frost is forecast tonight, with ice in places and patches of freezing fog.
With temperatures set to be less than 10 degrees for most of the weekend drying conditions will be generally poor.
However, there should be plenty of opportunities for spraying in the next few days thanks to light winds and little rain forecast in the coming days, according to Met Eireann.
Field conditions are just about trafficable in well and moderately drained soils, but many poorly drained soils are saturated, with soils waterlogged in some poorly drained areas.
Tomorrow, Saturday, is set to be mainly dry with sunny spells, although fog may linger in places. It is expected to be coldest in Connacht and the midlands as daytime temperatures average between 3 to 8 degrees.
Some patchy rain or drizzle is forecast to affect northern and eastern coastal counties later in the day and into Saturday night.
Frost and fog patches is forecast for Saturday night, especially in the midlands and west, as temperatures fall to around -2 degrees.
Sunday will be mainly dry, however, it is expected to be cloudier with some light showers set to develop along east, north and south coasts, according to Met Eireann.
It is forecast to be a bit milder with highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees and light to moderate easterly breezes. On Sunday night, frost and fog is expected to develop again.
Early indications indicate that Monday will be cold and largely dry with sunny spells, as temperatures reach between 6 to 9 degrees with light breezes.
Frost is also forecast to develop on Monday night, while over the following few days it is expected to be a bit milder and breezier with some rain or drizzle at times.