WEATHER WARNING: Snow and ice warning issued by Met Eireann
Met Eireann has issued a new Snow and Ice Warning for Ireland with temperatures set to drop in the wake of Storm Eunice.
The warning came into effect at 5am this morning and runs until 10am on Saturday.
It warns that there will be falls of sleet and snow on Friday and Saturday with accumulations in some areas and icy stretches leading to hazardous driving conditions.
The weather forecast for Ireland for Friday states that Storm Eunice will bring stormy conditions across the country this morning with very strong northwesterly winds and severe and damaging gusts. There will be further falls of rain, sleet and snow with some thunder in places too. Disruption to travel can be expected. Westerly winds will continue fresh to strong through the afternoon, and it will be cold with sunny spells and blustery wintry showers. Afternoon temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees.
Clear spells and wintry showers at first tonight with moderate to occasionally fresh westerly winds. Later in the night, rain will spread eastwards across the country, falling as sleet or snow in some areas. Lowest temperatures of -2 to +2 degrees in freshening southerly winds.
According to the latest Met Eireann weather forecast, there will be a wet start on Saturday with falls of rain, sleet and snow in the morning, clearing to showers as milder air extends from the west by afternoon. Further outbreaks of rain will move in from the Atlantic through the evening. Afternoon temperatures will recover to highs of 5 to 10 degrees north to south. Staying quite breezy in fresh and gusty westerly winds.
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