Updated: 25/11/16 : 05:52:11
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Sligo shivers with b-r-r factor and freezing fog

SLIGO HAD some of its coldest temperatures of the winter last night, Thursday.

Severe frost and fog hung over much of Connacht with freezing fog in places.

Today, fog may persist in some parts, which would keep temperatures low.

Met Eireann had predicted lows of minus six in some places for last night, with an Orange alert in place for some Connacht and Ulster counties.

Sligo, however, fell within the ''much of Connacht'' band, showing a Yellow alert up to 10am this Friday morning and less severe temperatures.

Daytime temperatures this Friday could be as low as three to six degrees in much of the country.

Ice Warning

Met forecasters warn, though, that where fog persists in daytime this weekend the temperatures will hover near zero. 

There are weather warnings of ice in this region tonight, Friday.

Says Met: ''Friday night will be very cold with a widespread sharp or severe frost with ice in places and patches of freezing fog. 

''Lowest temperatures,'' adds Met, ''of minus five to zero degrees, coldest in Connacht and Ulster.''

The outlook up to Tuesday is mainly dry and cold, warmer temperatures in this region with frost at night.

The current spell is due to the High Pressure area dominating our weather charts.