The weather forecast from Met Eireann for the coming days is for the cold spell to continue with extremely frosty nights and widespread icy conditions however it will turn drier in the coming days.
The weather forecast from Met Eireann for Friday is that it will be a very cold, but brighter day. Frost and ice will be widespread during the morning and may linger in some inland areas through the day. Most areas will be dry with sunny spells, but passing wintry showers may affect some northern and eastern coasts. After a very cold start, temperatures at best will range 2 to 5 degrees by afternoon. Winds will back northerly and ease.
The weather forecast is that Friday night will be dry and clear overall but well scattered wintry showers will occur too. Extremely cold with a widespread severe frost and ice, in a light northwest breeze. Lowest temperatures -2 to -5 degrees Celsius, but even colder over lying snow.
The weather forecast from Met Eireann for Saturday is that frost and ice will slowly clear, with dry, bright sunny weather for much the day. However some cloud will build across Atlantic counties in the afternoon. Highs of 3 to 6 C., in mostly light northwest breezes. Bitterly cold overnight with lows of -3 to - 5 C., generally, but lower over snow fields. There will be a widespread severe frost for a time too, with icy roads. But later in the night, clouds will stream in off the Atlantic bringing some rain, possibly preceded by a little sleet and temperatures should rise in the western half of the country.
The weather forecast for Sunday is that early frost in northern and some eastern areas will soon clear. All areas seeing some rain for a time, with a possibly little sleet in northern areas but it should dry out for the afternoon. Moderate southwest breezes will veer westerly later. Afternoon highs of 5 to 9 degrees Celsius (north to south). Frost early Sunday night but milder later with rain in all areas.
The weather forecast for Monday is that it will be milder, with highs of 7 to 10 degrees, but some rain also in the morning. This is expected to clear for the second half of the day. Still cool at night with frost in places.