According to the latest Irish weather reports that were issued this morning by Met Éireann, various areas around the country have reported sub-zero temperatures with the likes of Ballyhaise, Cavan (-1), Dunsany, Meath (-1), Finner, Donegal (-1), Gurteen, Tipperary (-1) and Markree, Sligo (-5) have all seen the mercury drop.
Yesterday was absolutely freezing and the fog warning that was issued yesterday is still in place, however, an additional warning has now been raised.
A status yellow wind warning has been issued for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath.
It states that: Very strong north to northeast winds developing on Monday afternoon and continuing until Tuesday morning. Winds will reach speeds of 55 to 65 km/h in coastal regions with gusts between 90 and 110 km/h. Storm force winds are likely offshore.
In addition to this, a status orange gale warning has been issued to anyone that’s near the Irish coast.
It states that: “north to northeast winds will reach gale force on Monday on Irish coasts from Carlingford Lough to Hook Head to Valentia and the Irish Sea. Winds will reach strong gale force 9 or possibly storm force 10 in the southeast later Monday”.
As for the overall forecast, it’s set to become very windy across east and southeast coastal counties, with strong to gale force winds developing. Turning wet in these parts later too, with possibly some wet snow at times.
Other parts of the country will stay mainly dry with hazy sunshine, though some showers coastal showers will affect parts of the west and northwest, where there is the slight risk of thunder. Much colder than normal, with maximum of only 4 to 7 degrees Celsius, with an added wind chill effect.
Wet and windy across east and southeast counties tonight, with some falls of sleet and snow, mainly affecting Wicklow. The rest of the country should remain largely dry in a moderate occasionally fresh northerly flow, preventing any significant frost. Cold, with lowest temperatures 1 to 3 degrees Celsius.