Weather advisory issued with frost, ice and wintry showers expected

Met Éireann has issued a weather advisory for the full country with sever frost, ice and some wintry showers expected for later this week.

Issued at 9:00am this morning (Tuesday, December 1), the advisory will come into effect at 4:00pm tomorrow.

It will remain in place for all 26 counties until 11:59pm on Friday night.

In the advisory, Met Éireann warns that it will be much colder for the rest of the week, with sharp to severe frosts and icy stretches.

Some wintry showers are forecast too, the national meteorological office noted.

Turning back to today, Met Éireann says that conditions will be mostly dry for the rest of the afternoon and evening with patches of drizzle and mist. Overall, it will be quite cloudy with a few brighter spells and just light westerly breezes.

Tonight will be cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle sinking down from the northwest. Lowest temperatures of 4° to 7° are expected, while westerly breezes will freshen later in the night.

Tomorrow, lingering overnight rain will clear the east and southeast early in the morning.

It will be largely dry elsewhere with sunny spells. However, blustery showers in the northwest will become more widespread through the day, some heavy with the risk of hail, especially across the western half of Ireland later.

It will feel cold in a fresh and gusty west to southwest wind. Highest temperatures of only 5° to 8° are expected, coldest across Ulster.