Status Orange warning issued as temperatures to dip to minus 5 degrees

Status Orange warning issued as temperatures to dip to minus 5 degrees

The cold snap's setting in again this evening (Saturday)

A new Status Yellow warning for low temperatures, ice, and freezing fog has been issued by Met Éireann - with a status yellow snow warning for Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow.

Temperatures are set to dip to -5 degrees tonight.




Meanwhile, Status Orange low temperature warnings have also been issued for the country for Sunday night and Monday.

Met Éireann has issued the warning from 5pm on Sunday until 12 noon on Monday.



Meteorologist for Met Éireann, Gerry Murphy, says the cold snap is set to continue for the week.

"Temperatures are going to be between zero and three degrees by day and then very cold on the nights, some of the nights colder than others but none the less getting down to minus five or six"


Passengers are being advised to check with their airline for the latest flight information, as Dublin Airport experiences further delays and cancellations today (Saturday)

The DAA says the airport is fully open and operational today, but there are knock-on delays from weather disruption yesterday as 32 outbound flights from Dublin Airport were cancelled and 5 inbound flights.

It says all runways have been treated and teams are on-hand to help passengers to rebook cancelled flights.

Meanwhile, flights have resumed at Manchester Airport - after snow forced the closure of its runways on Saturday morning.

Forecasters are warning the severe weather's likely to cause further disruption to road, rail and air travel in the coming days.