Warning of snow issued by Met Office

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Passing well scattered showers this evening and overnight, with ongoing risk of sleet and hail.

Ice, frost and lying snow is likely in places particularly high and exposed ground from early morning.

Met √Čireann is also warning that there could be some risky driving conditions, as road temperatures are likely to "be close to freezing or below".

Unsafe road conditions are expected overnight and in the morning, with a snow and ice warning in place across the country.

On Monday night a cold front will sweep across the country followed by freezing air from the Canadian Arctic.

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Up to 30mm of rain is expected to fall in parts of the country on Monday, with torrential showers and gales battering the United Kingdom as the climate turns wintry - despite it being the Spring Equinox. Rain will develop in the afternoon with highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees.

Some parts of the Highlands could see temperatures drop to as low as -10C amid the cold snap. It will be very cold with a severe frost forming where skies clear. Temperatures will dip as low as minus four overnight tomorrow.

"Wednesday and Thursday will be cold days with moderate to fresh northerly winds, making if feel extra cold".

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.

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