Weather Warnings For Snow and Ice

08 Décembre, 2017, 00:59 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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Met Éireann issued the status yellow weather warning last night for scattered snow showers on Thursday, Thursday night and into Friday.

This latest warning includes Cork, Clare, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath and Roscommon.

The only county that has not received a warning is Galway.

The warning will remain in place until 4pm tomorrow.

Met Eireann are also urging people to take care on roads and footpaths in the icy conditions.

"Northwest winds will be strong and gusty with highest temperatures of 4C to 7C".

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Met Eireann forecaster John Eagleton said temperatures are set to plunge tonight.

Road surface temperatures won't be as low as in recent cold spells, but they will be sub-zero in large parts of the county.

"This nervousness in driving in poor weather becomes all the more concerning in light of the anticipated freezing weather conditions later in the week". It will turn increasingly wintry with biting north-west winds.

"Keep your distance and reduce your speed, because even in conditions that seem normal, and the snow is not settling, it can be slippery if ice patches have formed, or where fresh grit has not been worked into the carriageway".

It adds that icy surfaces are also likely to be an additional hazard.

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