Motorists are advised to take due caution on the roads as a yellow weather warning for snow and ice remains in place nationally until 11am this morning.

Nonethelesss, there are no reports so far of any particularly dangerous stretches of road in the region this morning due to weather conditions.

Forecasters are warning of cold conditions throughout the week.

A status yellow weather warning has been in place nationwide since 9pm last night, with a snow-ice warning in place until 11am this morning.

According to Met Éireann, icy and slippery conditions are expected due to the accumulation of ice and snow on untreated surfaces.

Temperatures dropped to as low as -1C last night with a light or moderate west to north-west breeze.

This morning is expected to bring a light dusting of snow in some parts of the country.

The showers today will be of rain, hail, sleet and snow and snow showers most frequent in parts of the west and north of the country," Met Eireann is advising. "There will be top temperatures of just 3C to 6C, in moderate to fresh and gusty west to north-west winds but occasionally strong along coasts."

Early forecasts for the rest of the week signal more frost and ice patches, with warmer days on the way through Thursday into Friday, before turning colder again.

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