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Snow and ice warning issued as temperatures plunge

07 Décembre 2017

Meanwhile, a separate wind warning is in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry as Storm Caroline approaches Scotland, with the passing storm expected to bring "strong and blustery winds" to western counties here in Ireland as well.

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow snow and ice warning which will take effect from 4pm today.

Ireland will be hit by strong winds today which will then give way to freezing cold weather tonight and tomorrow, with temperatures dipping as low as minus 2C in some parts accompanied with "accumulations of snow". This means icy roads, particularly in the north and west of the country.

"Scattered showers will occur later on Thursday, Thursday night and into Friday".

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It will remain in place from 4pm on Thursday afternoon until 6pm Friday, December 8.

There will be icy stretches too, and while north and northwest counties will be most at risk, areas of higher ground elsewhere are also at particular risk.

A more serious Status Orange snow-ice warning is in place for for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

Saturday is expected to be a mostly dry but very cold day with varying cloud and sunny spells. "Most days it will be less than 6 or 7 degrees".

Snow and ice warning issued as temperatures plunge