Freezing temperatures and snow forecast for the start of this week

Caution: Drivers should be more careful as the temperature drops.
Caution: Drivers should be more careful as the temperature drops.

Ireland is not free from the current bad spell of weather as the country is set to be hit with freezing temperatures over the next few days

Storm Ewan arrived just after Doris has cleared bringing more wind and rain throughout the country.

Met Eireann have issued two weather warnings for today; an orange wind warning for Wexford, Cork, Kerry and Waterford with gusts of up to 120km/h expected in some places from 6am until 3pm this afternoon and a yellow warning for Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary with gusts hitting 90 to 110km/h at some points, also until 3pm today..

The outlook for next week is for very changeable weather but temperatures will fall below freezing by Tuesday.

Monday will be very cold with wintry showers of rain, hail and sleet with a risk of thunder, especially in the west. Showers will be heaviest and most frequent in the West and Monday night will be a bitterly cold night with a widespread sharp to severe frost and some icy stretches.

Tuesday will a cold windy day with scattered wintry showers across the country. Most of the snow will fall early in the midlands, north and east of the country.

The rest of the week will be warmer with dry sunny spells around some scattered showers.

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