Met Éireann say frost, mist and icy patches will welcome us into the New Year 1 month ago

Met Éireann say frost, mist and icy patches will welcome us into the New Year

Not a great start.

It's the New Year, folks, and to welcome us into it is a bit of bad weather. Along with frost and icy patches, there will be blustery winds for most of the day.

Met Éireann said: "A cold start to the new year with some frost and icy patches away from the West coast. Misty in parts too with some fog pockets.

"A dry day will follow with varying amounts of cloud. It'll become breezy with maximum afternoon temperatures ranging from 6 to 10 degrees, coldest over Ulster. Freshening southerly winds will become very blustery later along Atlantic coasts."

Meanwhile for tonight: "Windy and dry for the most part but increasing cloud will bring rain to the West coast by morning. Minimum temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees, with strong and blustery South to Southwesterly winds."

As the week goes on, it will be damp and cold with winds remaining strong and blustery.

"Rain will spread from the west to all areas during the morning. It will turn drier for a time before more rain returns in the afternoon or evening.

"A mild day with maximum temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees. South to southwest winds will remain strong and very blustery throughout the day, before easing and veering Northwest in the evening."