New snow and ice warning for county

  • New snow and ice warning for county

New snow and ice warning for county

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for snow tomorrow as temperatures continue to hover around 0°C. The warning is for Donegal and 17 other counties.

According to the Met Office, accumulations of up to 10cm (4ins) are likely and up to 15cm (6ins) could fall over higher ground.

One of the warnings - issued this morning - reads: "Snow-ice Warning for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Leitrim, Cork, Limerick and Tipperary".

The Met office said: "A band of rain, heavy at times, is expected to move eastwards over the United Kingdom on Friday. Later on in the week it will be a little milder but unsettled, with rain and windy conditions", she added.

The Road Safety Authority has advised all road users to take care when using the roads, with slippery conditions expected.

The snow is predicted to ease on Friday afternoon. Temperatures of between three and seven degrees are expected during the day before plummeting to below zero by nightfall.

Cold, icy early Saturday, before further rain spreads northeast, clearing to less cold but breezy conditions. Coastal areas exposed to the northerly winds are less likely to be affected.

Arctic air hovering across the United Kingdom will cause the mercury to plummet on Thursday night, with temperatures below minus 13C (8.6F) expected in parts of Scotland.