Met Éireann issue snow and ice warning as temperatures plummet

Road conditions expected to deteriorate

Justin Kelly

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Met Éireann issue snow and ice warning as temperatures plummet

Met Éireann issue snow and ice warning as temperatures plummet

Met Éireann has today issued a status yellow warning for snow and ice across the country as temperatures plummet below zero. 

The forecaster warns of scattered snow showers across the country today, becoming mainly confined to Western and Northern parts tonight and for tomorrow.

Icy patches can be expected on roads nationwide. 

Tonight will be mostly dry but a few wintry showers will continue to affect northern parts of Leinster. Lowest temperatures of +1 to -1 degrees in moderate or fresh northwest winds.

Tomorrow will be another cold day with bright spells and scattered showers. The showers will occur mainly in northern parts of the province and some may be wintry especially on high ground.

Highest temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees in fresh west to northwest winds.

Driving conditions will be more difficult and drivers are warned to slow down, increase braking distances and be wary of black ice. 

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