Friday, 23 February, 2018

Status Orange snow and ice warning for seven counties

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 Met √Čireann issues snow-ice warning for country
Melinda Barton | 07 December, 2017, 20:57

There'll be icy stretches too - with north and northwest counties most at risk.

Met Eireann yesterday confirmed two Status Yellow wind alerts over the latest storm but today said accumulations of snow of up to 3cm could fall in places on Thursday and Friday.

A status yellow snow-ice warning is in place for the entire country.

Looking ahead to tonight's forecast, Met Eireann predict: "Wintry showers will be widespread overnight and frequent in the north with accumulations of snow over inland parts of Ulster and other northern areas".

The warning also covers counties Cavan, Monaghan, Longford, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

Heavy snow is set to hit Leeds and across Yorkshire on Sunday - leading to disruption on roads, rails and even air travel.

This follows a wind warning which has been put in place until this evening at 8pm. Frost may linger in places and temperatures at best will range 1 to 3 degrees. It'll stay cold, but bright.

Saturday is expected to be a mostly dry but very cold day with varying cloud and sunny spells. It will turn increasingly wintry with biting north-west winds.

Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority has warned motorists to expect the unexpected with high winds and icy conditions.

It is one of three weather warnings now in place around the country.