Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Increasingly Unsettled Days Ahead, Temperatures Up & Down, Northern Snow Risk

Increasingly Unsettled Days Ahead, Temperatures Up & Down, Northern Snow Risk Increasingly Unsettled Days Ahead, Temperatures Up & Down, Northern Snow Risk
Melinda Barton | 08 February, 2018, 15:44

Met Éireann has issued another country-wide Status Yellow Snow-Ice warning for tonight, Thursday, February 8.

Scattered snow showers and accumulations of less than 3cm have been forecast, with the west and north of the country, yet again, expected to be the worst affected.

The alert is in place from 9pm this evening until 9am tomorrow morning.

"Dull today in Leinster & Munster with rain & drizzle; persistent at times". However, the showers look set to turn back to rain later in the day. Temperatures will reach up to 4° to 6° in blustery northwesterly winds.

"A slight frost is possible early Friday night but temperatures will rise during the night as southerly winds freshen and outbreaks of rain sweep in from the Atlantic. Heavy snow showers will follow, and these will be most frequent across Northern Ireland and western Scotland, where 2-5 cm may accumulate above 100 m with some snow to low levels too".

A damp start is on the cards for Saturday, with any overnight rain soon clearing.

In fact, the snow and ice isn't expected to clear up until March.