UPDATE: Met Eireann issues new Status Red Weather Warning as Storm Emma hits the country

Heavy snow will continue throughout the day

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UPDATE: Met Eireann issues new Status Red Weather Warning as Storm Emma hits the country

Met Eireann issues new Status Red Weather Warning as Storm Emma hits the country

Met Eireann has issued another Status Red Weather Warning this morning as Storm Emma batters the country bringing blizzard like conditions across the country.

The National Forecaster has issued a Status Red snow-ice Warning for Munster, Leinster and Galway. Snowfall will continue today across Munster, Leinster and Galway in strong easterly winds. The warning was issued at 6.21am and it is valid until 6pm this evening.

A Status Orange Snow-ice Warning is in place for  for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo.

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However snow will continue after the Weather Warning has elapsed. 

The snow is expected to continue overnight but it will become lighter and the northeasterly winds will ease back. Lowest temperatures of 0 to -3 degrees with sharp frost in many places.

There will be a moderate improvement tomorrow as snow showers on Saturday will gradually turn back to rain or sleet through the day as temperatures improve slightly; highs of 2 to 5 degrees. Easterly winds will continue to decrease but will still remain gusty.