Today is the first day of spring in Co. Kildare

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Today is the first day of spring in Co. Kildare

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Today may be February 4 – but weather wise it’s the first day of spring.

After sub zero temperatures, a smattering of snow and a fair drop of rain in recent days, today will be mainly dry and bright with good sunny spells.

Met Eireann says there'll be a few isolated light showers near northwest and north coasts. Highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees with light or moderate west to northwest breezes.

Early tonight will be cold and dry with clear spells and a sharp frost with some icy patches. Lowest temperatures of -2 to +3 degrees. Around midnight, rain will develop in the southwest and will spread eastwards over much of the country by dawn along with freshening south to southeast winds.