Warning to motorists as some Tipperary roads 'treacherous'

Anne O'Grady


Anne O'Grady

Frost warning

Plummeting temperatures overnight have left Tipperary roadways dangerous

Motorists and pedestrians in Tipperary have been warned to exercise special care this morning after plummeting temperatures overnight, following yesterday's torrential rainfall, have left roadways in a precarious condition.

Many motorists and pedestrians have reported dangerous driving and underfoot conditions and they have been warned to exercise special care when travelling.

Meanwhile, Met Eireann is reporting that Ireland is set for a day of miserable weather with a warning that thunder, heavy rain and spot flooding is on the way.

But it's not all bad news because it's not expected to last long.

Today will see rain soak the majority of the country, with the exception of eastern areas.

But tomorrow will dry countrywide, with the possibility of sunny spells in parts.

In a post on their website, Met Eireann said: "Any frost will soon clear on Wednesday morning, but fog may linger into the afternoon in some parts of the north midlands.

"Many eastern areas will have a mostly dry day with some sunshine but showers or longer spells of rain will occur elsewhere,especially in southwest, where there is a risk of thunder and spot flooding.

"Afternoon highs will range between 3C or 4C in the north to between 7C and 9C in the south.

"Rain will be persistent and heavy for a time in the west and southwest this evening and early tonight, with a risk of thunder and spot flooding, especially about south Munster.

"Overnight lows ranging from -2C to 3C with frost and icy stretches."

Looking ahead to tomorrow, the national forecaster has warned that despite the dry day, it will be very cold.

The continued: "Thursday will be a dry day with sunny spells developing and any frost gradually clearing.

"However, it will be cold with highest temperatures of just 2C to 6C.

"Thursday night will start off cold with frost. However, freshening southerly winds will clear any frost overnight."

This weekend is expected to be quite damp and mild with temperatures hitting 9C at times.