Met Éireann issues Status Yellow snow/ice warning for entire country

Met ireann has issued a Status Yellow snow and ice warning for all of Ireland as temperatures in the country are set to plummet to -3.

The snow/ice warning is valid from 6pm tomorrow (23 January) evening and continues until 12pm.

The Irish weather forecaster has anticipated hail, sleet and snow across the country and icy and hazardous conditions on Irish roads. Temperatures, meanwhile, could plunge to as low as -3C.

On Saturday, Met ireann warns that there will be a band of sleet and snow in the west of the country moving eastwards, with accumulations in many areas.

The predicted rain, sleet and snow will gradually clear into the Irish Sea towards morning and frost and ice will develop as it clears.

Sunday is also set to be cold with sunny spells and scattered showers, mainly in the north and west of Ireland, where some will be some sleet and possibly snow.

Overnight, it will be dry in many areas with showers easing and lowest temperatures of 3C to -1C are expected, with frost forming.