Weather forecaster's tweets confirm 'treacherous' Storm Emma en route from UK

They warn of treacherous conditions over the next few days and well into the weekend

Conor Ganly

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STORM EMMA BEAST FROM THE EAST

Tweets from Met Éireann's official weather forecasting partner in Britain confirm the damage Storm Emma and the Beast from the East are going to bring to Ireland.

The Met Office has declared a Status Red zone in Wales and South West of England. They warn of treacherous conditions over the next few days and well into the weekend.

Up to 20cm of snow is set to fall in the blizzards which will cause up to 50cm of snow on higher ground.

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Weather that caused a previous Red Warning in Scotland on Tuesday also caused extensive snow in the midlands and the north east of Ireland on Wednesday.

The Met Office is also warning that the storm will continue to impact into Saturday.

All of Ireland is under Status Red Warning.