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Snow and Ice Expected As Weather Warnings Issued

07 December 2017, 08:52 | Opal Carroll

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

Snow forecast

The warning states: "This could lead to road, rail and air travel delays, with the potential for vehicles to become stranded or public transport to be cancelled".

It's the third status yellow warning issued by Met Eireann over the past few days with two status yellow wind alerts in place for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry for today (Wednesday) and Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry for tomorrow (Thursday).

Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo have all been issued with an orange warning from Met Éireann, the second most severe of the warning systems for conditions with the capacity to "impact significantly" on people in affected areas.

The warning is in place from 4am on Sunday morning, with forecasters predicting a spell of heavy snow over some parts of the United Kingdom during the day.

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Tonight will be bitterly cold and windy, with clear spells and wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow expected in Ulster, Connacht and in west Munster.

Rain will spread northeast across the country on Saturday night. The north and northwest areas will be most at risk, but a slight dusting could occur in other parts, including Kildare. Scattered wintry showers also - mainly near coasts. "Widespread sharp ground frost with icy patches".

Next week will continue to be cold, but with a lot of dry weather.



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