People on Laois roads have been urged take care on the roads overnight and in the morning as dense fog and hard frost is forecast in national weather warnings.
Met Éireann has issued a national Orange Status weather warning for dense fog in overnight and possibly lingering on Thursday. The warning is valid until noon Thursday, December 1.
The national weather forecaster has also issued a Status Yellow warning sub-zero temperatures for Leinster. Lowest temperatures are expected to dip to night to between 0 to -5 degrees. This warning is valid until 9am Thursday.
While roads are dry, Laois County Council staff have been out gritting roads. However, motorists in rural areas and housing estates are warned to take care overnight and on the way to work and school on Thursday as only the certain routes have been treated.
Thursday is expected to be another dry, cold and clear day in many parts of Leinster once the fog clears, though it will linger in some spots for most of the day. Highs of 4 to 7 degrees, coldest where the fog persists.
Thursday night will again be very cold in near calm, with a sharp to severe frost, as well as dense fog in parts. Lowest temperatures -3 to +3 degrees Celsius, coldest where clear skies persist.
On Friday overnight frost and fog may be slow to clear some areas. Another dry, cold and calm day with some sunny breaks but overall a lot of cloud. Highest temperatures of 2 to 8 degrees, coldest where fog persists.