Snow-Ice Warning Issued For Ireland

Friday's weather outlook
Friday's weather outlook
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11 February, 2018

Snow accumulations of 3cm is expected, with larger amounts on higher ground in Connacht and Ulster, and hail and sleet showers on Sunday.

There's also a status yellow wind warning in place for Munster, Leinster and Galway from 3pm this afternoon until 8pm this evening.

It's said winds will reach up to 55 and 65 km/h with some gusts reaching up to 110 km/h possible.

Separately, a Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.

"Next week, the weather will remain in its changeable phase, going between milder and colder spells with further spells of snow".

Daytime temperatures will reach just 2 to 6 degrees tomorrow with fresh west to northwest winds, according to Met Eireann. Frost and icy patches will develop also. "Lowest temperatures of 0 to -3 degrees".

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A spokesman said: "A very cold westerly airstream will bring frequent snow showers to many western and central areas on Sunday".

Monday will continue cold with sunny spells and southerly winds gradually freshening.

Rain will develop in the west and will spread eastwards to all areas overnight. As the rain clears to the east in the late evening snow will penetrate down to low levels. It will clear overnight with wintry showers following and with frost and ice developing.

Wednesday morning will be wet with rain and sleet, heavy at times.

As if we hadn't had enough snow and ice, now there's wind and rain on the way.

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The longer-term forecast is for it to be cold, with ongoing wintry showers.


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