Snow warning for across Ireland as temperatures to plummet to -3

Frederick Owens
February 11, 2018

The warning will come into effect at midnight on Friday night and will remain in place for 24 hours, with accumulations of between 30 and 40 mm expected in that period.

A yellow warning for snow and ice has been issued to run from five past midnight tomorrow until 11.55pm.

A status yellow warning, issued by Met Éireann, says strong winds with gusts up to 110 kph are possible from 3pm this Saturday.

While Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal will be hit with heavy showers - with a rainfall caution in place there.

Saturday is forecast to be cloudy with outbreaks of rain and, although there will be drier intervals during the day, there will be a spell of persistent (and heavy) rain spreading from the west through the late afternoon and evening. Rain, sleet and snow will fall in many areas during the evening.

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STV weather presenter Sean Batty said: "The freezing level will drop as an area of rain moves east into Saturday night, which could allow a spell of snow to low levels before clearing".

The cold snap will continue into Monday with wintry showers overnight and frost and ice developing.

Daytime temperatures will reach just 2 to 6 degrees tomorrow with fresh west to northwest winds, according to Met Eireann.

Sunday will be very cold with more wintry showers on the way particularly in parts of Connacht. Highest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees with moderate westerly breezes.

The spokesman added: "Scattered wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow will follow behind". Frost and icy patches will develop also.

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