Irish weather: Orange weather warning in place as temperatures plummet to -6 degrees overnight
A status orange weather alert remains in place across Ireland this morning as temperatures plummeted to below freezing in some parts of the country overnight.
The warning was issued on Sunday afternoon ahead of a dramatic drop in temperatures across a number of counties last night.
Roscommon, Galway and Tipperary were worst affected by the cold snap, with temperatures of -6, while Mayo, Cavan, Cork and Clare also experienced well below freezing conditions of -4 degrees.
Met Eireann issued a status orange weather alert on Sunday afternoon and it will remain in place until 10am on Monday morning.
Low temperature warnings issued for parts of Munster, inland areas of Leinster, Connacht, Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan.
The warning said: "Turning very cold tonight with lowest temperatures falling between -4 and -6 degrees away fro m southern and eastern coasts."
There's better news today, however, as the warning lifts across Ireland later this morning, as the forecast promises a frosty start, with mostly dry conditions and sunny spells in the morning.
However, the national forecaster has said that some parts of the country may experience patchy drizzle and rain leading in to the night.Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play nowSource: Google News