Met Éireann issue snow and ice warning ahead of the weekend

Lester Mason
December 7, 2017

A snow and ice weather warning issued by Met Eireann comes into force later today.

Looking ahead to tonight's forecast, Met Eireann predict: "Wintry showers will be widespread overnight and frequent in the north with accumulations of snow over inland parts of Ulster and other northern areas".

North and northwest counties are said to be most at risk, as well as higher ground elsewhere.

The warning is valid for 24 hours from 4pm today.

Forecasters say we're in for bitterly cold conditions until Sunday.

Meanwhile, a wind warning has been issued for Donegal on Thursday.

Met Eireann yesterday confirmed two Status Yellow wind alerts over the latest storm but today said accumulations of snow of up to 3cm could fall in places on Thursday and Friday.

Drivers are being urged to slow down during the bad weather.

Train services in the north and west of the country have been cancelled, while Traffic Scotland is warning of potential disruptions on the road. "We are therefore calling on all drivers to be aware of their surroundings especially in adverse or wintry weather conditions and exercise their best judgement when travelling".

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