National snow and ice warnings still in place, but temperatures set to increase 

The current cold and wintry spell is expected to come to an end on Tuesday afternoon, when it will give way much milder and wetter conditions
National snow and ice warnings still in place, but temperatures set to increase 

People walking at the Wicklow Gap in County Wicklow, after large parts of the country were covered in Snow. Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A nationwide status yellow low temperature and ice warning, which came into place at 7pm last night, remains in effect. 

Temperatures as low as -5 degrees were recorded in some parts of the country.

The status yellow warning is set to remain in place until 10am this morning. 

Snow and ice were seen right across the country over the weekend, with particularly bad snowfall seen in the west. 

West Cork has been hit by heavy snow overnight and today. The snow fell heavily on Ballingeary. Picture: Andy Gibson.

West Cork has been hit by heavy snow overnight and today. The snow fell heavily on Ballingeary. Picture: Andy Gibson.

Met Éireann is forecasting "bitterly cold" conditions early this morning, with snow and ice slow to clear as a result. Freezing fog is also likely.

However, the current cold and wintry spell is expected to come to an end on Tuesday afternoon, when it will give way to much milder and wetter conditions.

Motorists have been reminded that roads may still be icy and treacherous.  

Snow near the Sally Gap in Wicklow on Sunday. Picture: Collins

Snow near the Sally Gap in Wicklow on Sunday. Picture: Collins

It can take up to 10 times longer to stop a vehicle on icy roads, and anyone driving in these conditions has been asked to slow down and keep well back from whoever is in front.

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