Status Orange fog warning issued for entire country

Status Orange fog warning issued for entire country

Met Éireann say that the fog will be most dense inland, away from coastal areas, and will lead to poor driving conditions, so if you are going to be on the road, you might want to allow a little extra time to get from A to B. Heavy rainfall is expected later tomorrow, overnight and into early Saturday - with falls of between 30mm and 50mm likely. This will become more extensive again after dark.

This dense for will be accommpanied by some frost with lows overnight falling to -2.

Up to four inches could fall over those two days, with forecasters warning of blizzards and frequent lightning strikes, which could cause power cuts and mass travel disruption.

Friday is forecast to be rather windy, with strong and gusty southeasterly winds.

A spell of heavy rain will move in from the Atlantic in the afternoon, to affect much of Munster and Connacht by nightfall. Afternoon temperatures will range from 5 to 9 degrees Celsius, coldest in the north.

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"Top afternoon temperatures 3 to 7C".

Friday night will be windy and very wet over the western half of the country, with heavy possibly thundery rain in many areas and some flooding.

An icy arctic blast is set to batter Britain with snow and gale force winds as temperatures could plummet to -10C in some parts of the UK.

Temperatures are expected to remain low climbing no higher than 4C in the northwest but slightly warmer temperatures of 7C in London and the southeast.