Motorists warned to watch out for icy conditions as country set for 'polar low'

Motorists are being warned to watch out for icy conditions this morning.

It follows severe rainfall overnight and a sharp cold snap.

Met Eireann is warning that the winter weather is here to stay with temperatures set to drop to a 'polar low' over Ireland in the coming days.

Conor Faughnan from the AA says people need to be careful this morning.

He said: "In icy conditions motorists are the ones who have to take care, cyclists will do their best but they are on imperfect infrastructure and sharing road space with us.

"The driver is the one who has to take extra care, treat secondary roads in particular with great suspicion."

Met Éireann Forecaster Pat Clarke says there are cold, frosty nights ahead.

He said: "Tonight could be quite cold with values in place down to -2C or -3C degrees so very cold conditions and a brisk north westerly wind at times, so feeling quite cold outdoors.

More in this Section

Ireland's birth rate falling but is third highest in EU

Dublin Port head defends decision to cut number of cruise ships

One in five school staff assaulted once a week in Northern Ireland

Ireland will have highest university fees in Europe post-Brexit, according to student union


Ready for the big final? We go behind the scenes on Dancing with Stars

Skinny jeans: The trend that refuses to die

Reaching out: How volunteering can boost your health and happiness

Making babies: What men can do to boost their fertility

More From The Irish Examiner