Cold and dry as Co. Kildare escapes the worst of the weather

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Cold and dry as Co. Kildare escapes the worst of the weather

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Met Eireann says it will be very cold today, with a mix of bright or sunny spells and scattered showers, some of sleet and snow in the morning, but turning mainly to rain and sleet during the day, with a risk of snow mainly over high ground. Maximum temperatures 3 to 6 Celsius, in moderate to fresh westerly winds, veering west to northwest and gradually easing.

Tonight will be mainly dry, with clear spells, but there will be some further scattered showers, mainly in southwestern, western and northern coastal areas, some of sleet or snow, mainly in parts of the northwest and north. Very cold in Leinster and Ulster, with frost and a risk of icy patches. Minimum temperatures minus 2 to plus 1 Celsius, coldest in the northeast. Minimum values in Munster and Connacht 2 to 4 Celsius, with no significant frost. A few mist patches may develop, in light west to northwest breezes.