Status Orange weather alert: Temperatures to PLUMMET tonight in Kildare

Isaac Cain
January 9, 2018

"So it'll really be inland areas of Leinster, Connacht, Munster and Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan that will see the lowest temperatures tonight".

MET EIREANN have issued a new Status Orange weather warning for large parts of the country as temperatures are set to plummet to -6C tonight.

Met Éireann has said temperatures will turn "very cold", with lows of between -4C and -6C.

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The warning, which kicked in at 9pm this evening, is valid until 10am on Monday morning.

Frost is expected in many areas, but on the fringes of the east coast, temperatures will stay just above freezing. All but one of a busy programme of fixtures in the Donegal League were called off while there were no games either in the Ulster Senior League. There will be light to moderate winds and highest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees.

"A mostly dry day will follow with sunny spells for a time, but cloud will gradually thicken from the south, with patchy drizzle developing near the south coast".

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