March 24, 2018

Met Éireann now issue snow and ice weather warning nationwide

07 December 2017, 08:54 | Taylor George

Met Éireann issues snow-ice warning for country

Met Eireann issue new snow-ice warning for all of Ireland ahead of Storm Caroline battering the country with high winds as wind alerts remain in place

The warning will remain in place until 4pm tomorrow.

While Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange Snow and Ice Warning for parts of the country, this does not apply to Louth.

Met Éireann says there'll be scattered snow showers later on Thursday, overnight and into Friday. A status yellow wind warning will also be hitting Donegal, as well as other Western counties including Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry.

Dublin Fire Brigade has told homeowners considering hanging outdoor lights to make sure they are rated for Irish weather, particularly with forecasts of snow. Frost may linger in places and temperatures at best will range 1 to 3 degrees.

Met Eireann forecaster John Eagleton said temperatures are set to plunge tonight. It'll stay cold, but bright.

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There are two weather warnings in place as unsettled weather approaches Ireland.

"It will be cold for the next 10 days, with temperatures hardly making it up to 10C during the day", said Mr Eagleton.

"The showers will turn increasingly wintry with falls of hail and snow - especially in the north, and a few will push further south this evening".

Road conditions will be in a poor state across the country and motorists are advised to be vigilant for ice and to slow down.

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