UPDATE: Weather is 'deteriorating' as Beast from the East approaches Ireland
Met Éireann weather forecaster has warned that the wintry weather system tracking towards Ireland is deteriorating, the Irish Independent have reported.
She said that there will be blizzard-like conditions on Thursday night and that a Status Red Warning is still likely to be called in the coming days.
A Status Orange is currently in place for much of the east of the country where 6m of snow is expected to fall. Offaly is currently covered by a Status Yellow warning and predictions for 3cm on Tuesday night.
However, Thursday night will bring the worst of the conditions with snowfalls of 30cm or more possible across the country, most notably in the east.
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