Snow-Ice warning upgraded to status orange for Donegal

Lester Mason
December 7, 2017

The yellow alert comes will be in place tomorrow from 4pm tomorrow until 4pm on Friday.

The warning also covers counties Cavan, Monaghan, Longford, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

The only county that has not received a warning is Galway.

Despite a number of clickbait articles about risks of snow this evening, this area is likely to avoid any snowfall this evening.

The public are also warned to be aware of icy roads and footpaths.

Up to 3cm of snow over a 24-hour period are possible in parts, weather forecasters have said.

Temperatures will hit as low as minus 3C in the north west throughout Friday.

Saturday is expected to be a mostly dry but very cold day with varying cloud and sunny spells. It'll stay cold, but bright.

A status yellow wind warning remains in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry.

Maximum temperatures 6 to 9 Celsius early on, but it will turn much colder, with strong and gusty winds up to gale force along northern coasts. There may be a light dusting of snow around the country, and it may stick in places in the north and northwest. High-sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds.

Road conditions will be in a poor state across the country and motorists are advised to be vigilant for ice and to slow down.

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