WEATHER WARNING: Snow and ice warning issued in Offaly

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MET Eireann Met Eireann have issued a Status Yellow Weather Warning for snow across the country, the warning is valid from 8pm today until midday tomorrow.

Temperatures are likely to fall below freezing nationwide tonight and hazardous driving conditions should be expected.

Many slips and falls happen in places people regard as safe and secure, typically outside their front door, on the doorstep, on the path or while getting out of the auto.

Tomorrow will start out dry but western areas will see some wintry showers sweeping in, with snow forecast in the morning.

Traffic Scotland has also warned motorists across Scotland to take extra care on roads. A breezy or even windy night ahead too, with fresh and gusty west to southwest winds.

The forecaster said Tuesday and Wednesday would be the coldest days this week, with daytime temperatures dropping to as low as 7C across the UK.

The Road Safety Authority, meanwhile, is reminding drivers to watch out for "black ice"; to slow down in snowy & icy conditions; and to clear all snow from vehicles before commencing a journey. Rain will develop in the afternoon with highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees.

Some bright spells on Sunday offered some respite on what was a pretty bleak St. Patrick's weekend in most of the country, but it would appear as if the break from the miserable weather was only temporary. "Becoming milder by day with sunshine, but nights will stay cold with an ongoing chance of frost".

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