Met Éireann latest weather - 'significant snow' forecast

Forecaster updates weather warning

Conor Ganly


Conor Ganly

snow beast from the east weather met office met éireann

Clearing snow in Laois.

Met Éireann has updated its Status Yellow weather alert with a warning of 'significant' snow accumulations.

In its latest advice, the forecaster says it will continuing very cold for the remainder of the week with widespread frost, ice and lying snow in places. It says further wintry falls in parts of the southwest, west and north today but the showers will ease later.

The forecaster's attention is now focused Wednesday night on Thursday.

"On Thursday, a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow will move in accompanied by strong easterly winds. Significant accumulations of snow are possible on high ground and with some accumulations to lower-levels at times," said the alert.

The warning is valid from 9 am on Wednesday, January 30 to noon Saturday, February 2.