Met Eireann issues weather warning for snow and ice
Met Eireann issues weather warning for snow and ice across the country.
The Irish weather service announced the yellow warning which came into effect this morning (March, 20).
Met.ie explains that the warning will remain in place until tomorrow at 12pm and motorists are being advised to take care.
“Showers of snow are expected at times overnight and during Tuesday morning. Some accumulations are likely, 1 to 3 centimetres locally, but possibly more on hills and mountains in the western half of the country.
“Some dangerous driving conditions can be expected as road temperatures are likely to be close to freezing or below,” they said.
The forecast for today is quite a cold one with top temperatures of 7 and 10 degrees.
Cold and blustery today with sunny spells and scattered showers. The showers will become widespread later this afternoon with hail and thunder in places. During this evening the showers will turn increasingly wintry in the north and west. Top temperatures of between 7 and 10 degrees but feeling much colder in a fresh and gusty westerly wind.
Becoming very cold quickly after dark with frost and ice forming widely. There will be wintry showers in many areas with the showers turning increasingly to sleet and snow. The showers will be heaviest and most frequent in the western half of the country. Slight accumulations of snow likely in places, especially over high ground. Lowest temperatures of +1 to -1 degrees in fresh and gusty west to southwest winds which will reach gale force along the northwest coast.