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Cold snap to last another week

The cold snap is set to last for at least another week with accuweather forecasting single figure temperatures for the rest of December.

Met Eireann has issued status yellow and orange warnings for this part of the country.

Valid from last night (Thursday) until Friday 8th at 6pm, snow showers will occur with accumulations of 4 to 8 cm expected, with the larger values on high ground. Icy roads and footpaths.

Temperatures 3-6 degrees.

Weekend Forecast:

Any wintry showers in the north will die out, winds will ease and Friday night will be dry but very cold with a widespread severe air and ground frost along with icy patches.

Saturday: A mostly dry but very cold day with varying cloud and sunny spells. Frost may linger in places and temperatures at best will range 1 to 3 degrees. Winds will be very light.

Rain will spread northeast across the country on Saturday night. The rain will be heavy and preceded by sleet and snow across the north and east and may give accumulations over high ground.

Sunday: Other than outbreaks of sleet and snow over Ulster, most other places will be dry. It’ll stay cold, but bright. Severe frost after dark.

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