status yellow snow & ice warning

  • A status yellow snow and ice warning has been issued for Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal, as bitterly cold weather conditions are forecast for today and tomorrow.

    Wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow can be expected today and tonight, with icy stretches and falls of snow in some areas.

    Temperatures today will be no higher than 2-4 degrees, with sub-zero temperatures tonight along with a sharp to severe frost.

    The status yellow warning remains in place until 7am tomorrow morning

    Some showers of snow and sleet have been reported in areas across Co Mayo already today.

  • A status yellow snow and ice warning is in place for 18 counties.

    It covers all of Connacht, Donegal, Monaghan, Cavan, and all Leinster counties - except Wexford and Kilkenny - and is in place until 6 this evening.

    Met Éireann said it will be a cold and breezy day with widespread rain, sleet and snow.

    Some temporary accumulations are possible over the northern half of the country before turning to rain later in the day.

  • While the east of the country is seeing the most severe weather today, a status yellow snow & ice warning has been issued for Connacht, Munster and Leinster for this Thursday.

    Met Eireann says a band of sleet and snow spreading northeastwards during Thursday will give snow accumulations of up to 5 cm in some areas - higher over mountains.

    The 24-hour warning comes into effect from 8am Thursday morning.

    Meanwhile, a status yellow snow and ice warning is in place for 5 counties today.

    The alert for Louth, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan is in place until 6 tomorrow evening.

    In this region, tonight will be bitterly cold with a widespread frost, and temperatures dropping as low as minus 5 degrees with icy stretches forming.

    AA Roadwatch is advising motorists driving in  slippery conditions to stay well back from the vehicle in front, as it can take up to 10 times longer to stop in snow and ice.