Very dangerous conditions on roads and paths expected as temperatures fall to -5 C

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Met Éireann has warned of ‘hazardous conditions on roads and paths’ ahead of very cold weather expected over the coming days and into next week.

Temperatures are set to plummet on Sunday and Monday as cold weather which originated in Siberia arrives in Ireland.

The weather experts warned that between Sunday and Wednesday will be very cold with temperatures in low single figures by day, with sharp or severe frosts and icy patches at night.

Showers of sleet or snow will hit eastern counties more than the West early on in the week, but wintry showers in Galway are possible on Wednesday.

Connacht will see very low temperatures of -3 to -5 on Monday and Tuesday night under clear skies, leading to icy roads and paths.

Met Éireann’s advisory, which may become a full weather warning in the coming days, begins on Sunday morning and will remain in place until Wednesday evening.