Temperatures to plummet to -4° tonight, with weather warning issued

Once again, Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow low temperature warning for the entire country as temperatures are expected to plunge tonight.

Issued this morning (Tuesday, February 6) at 11:00am, the warning will be valid from 4:00pm today until 4:00am tomorrow morning.

Met Eireann warns that it will be extremely cold after dark tonight and early tomorrow. Air temperatures will fall back to -3° or -4°, with it expected to be coldest away from the Atlantic, and even colder over lying snow.

Meanwhile, the Status Yellow snow-ice warning issued by the national meteorological office yesterday remains in place until midnight tonight. This warning was again issued for all of Ireland, with snow showers expected to be most frequent in the west and north.

Met Eireann warns of slippery roads and paths due to accumulations of ice on untreated surfaces.


Meanwhile, it is predicted to be bitterly cold early tomorrow with frost, ice and lying snow present in parts of the country.

Any early brightness will soon yield to mostly cloudy conditions, as moderate south-west breezes are expected to set in.

Scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle, further west, will gradually extend to all areas through the afternoon and evening, possibly preceded by sleet over the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains, the office warns.

Highest temperatures will only range from 4° to 8°, while it will be coldest in eastern counties.

Tomorrow night rain will clear northern and western counties overnight with a slight frost possible in these areas towards morning, Met Eireann says.

Further south and east, damp and misty conditions will continue with patchy rain and drizzle. Lowest temperatures of 1° to 5° in mainly light south-west or variable breezes are expected.


For Thursday, there will be limited bright spells in the northwestern areas; but, overall a mostly cloudy and misty day is expected with patchy outbreaks of rain and light winds.

There is a threat of a more persistent spell of rain developing in southern and eastern counties during the afternoon and evening, Met Eireann warns. Temperatures will max out at 6° to 9°.