This is how the weather is shaping up for the week11th Dec 17 | News
It's not good news...
It's a painfully cold morning with motorists and pedestrians urged to exercise EXTREME caution on roads and footpaths today as overnight temperatures left much of the country covered in ice.
Unfortunately, it doesn't look as though the weather will make much of a change this week with Met Éireann forecasting "widespread severe frost and temperatures falling to between +1 and -4 degrees" on Monday night.
Frost will clear tomorrow morning and cloud will increase with a spell of rain pushing east across the country during the day. The rain may be of sleet and snow over high ground. Highest temperatures 4 to 7 degrees, in a freshening southwest wind.
Severe frost will linger in many parts of the country today with temperatures only reaching 3 or 4 °C in cold northerly winds. Otherwise a cold, bright day with mixed wintry showers across Connacht, Ulster and west Munster but mainly dry elsewhere.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 11, 2017
The outlook for the rest of the week:
A cold and blustery day with widespread showers or showery rain; some showers will turn wintry at times with falls of snow on the higher ground. Highest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees in strong westerly winds. Showers will retreat towards western coastal counties overnight leaving much of the country clear. Severe frost as temperatures fall to around freezing.
Remaining cold with further rain or showers during the day. Highest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees with winds turning more northerly in direction. Severe frost to follow overnight in clearer conditions.
A cold bright day in northerly winds. Mainly dry but some showers over Connacht and Ulster. Highs of 5 to 8 degrees. Severe frost again overnight.