Weather forecast for the coming days - Status Yellow Weather Warning in place

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Weather forecast: Met Eireann update Status Yellow Weather Warning

The weather forecast for the coming days is for a cold snap to hit the country with freezing temperatures and wintry showers with snow in places.

Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow Snow Ice Warning that comes into place just after midnight on Tuesday and remains in place until 1pm on Wednesday. It is in place for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford and Louth.

Met Eireann states falls of hail, sleet and some snow will occur overnight and on Tuesday morning, with some accumulations of snow in places. Icy stretches also.

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The weather forecast from Met Eireann states that Tuesday will continue cold and blustery with sunny spells and showers. The showers will be widespread and often heavy, with occasional falls of hail, but also some sleet and snow in the morning. Snow is likely at lower levels in more northern and northwestern areas, but more likely to be on higher elevations elsewhere. A continuing risk of thunder. Top temperatures of 5 to 8 C., in fresh gusty northwest winds.

Tuesday night will be cold, with further showers, some wintry. Most of the showers will be in Atlantic coastal counties, but they will occur in other parts also, especially in parts of the east and southeast. However, many areas will be dry, with clear spells. Minimum temperatures 0 to 4 Celsius, with a risk of frost in places sheltered from a moderate north to northwest wind. (The risk of frost is greatest in the east). 

The weather forecast for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday is for it to be cold, with a mix of sunny spells and showers, some heavy and of hail, with a continuing risk of thunder. Some of the showers may be wintry also, especially over high ground. At night, good clear spells will develop, with most of the showers retreating to western, northern and eastern coastal counties. Temperatures will be two or three degrees below normal, with typical maximum values of 6 to 10 Celsius.

Overnight lows will range 0 to 4 Celsius, possibly a little lower in some parts, with a risk of frost. Wednesday will be quite windy, with moderate to fresh north to northwest winds, strong along Ulster, Connacht and west Munster coasts, but winds on Thursday will be mostly moderate north to northeasterly, decreasing further on Friday, becoming light to moderate easterly or variable by then. A few mist or fog patches may occur on Thursday and Friday nights, with lighter winds.