Met Éireann issues nationwide snow and ice warning

15 Décembre, 2019, 00:27 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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A status yellow warning for snow and ice has been issued in Clare.

The snow/ice warning, which is valid from 11am on Saturday morning to 11am on Sunday morning, has predicted "wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow with localized accumulations, especially on high ground, and icy stretches on roads and footpaths".

"It is very cold feeding in plenty of showers many of them turning wintry as the head further inland in particular", she said.

There is also the possibility for thunder, with areas in the north of the country expect to be the worst hit.

Cold and blustery with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers. In the afternoon a more organised band of rain and sleet will move into southern parts.

Tomorrow night will be cold with showers of rain or sleet, and some snow possible over high ground.

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Yellow Warning For Snow and Ice Issued In Clare
Many places will have a dry and bright day with sunny spells, with showers largely confined to western and northern coasts. Minimum temperatures ranging -1 to +3 degrees in fresh to strong westerly winds with gales on Atlantic coasts.

Scattered showers will become confined to coasts overnight, according to Met Éireann.

A Met Office meteorologist said: "A front of rain from the southwest will hit cold air, and we could see snow to north Wales and the north of England". Wind will be mainly light to moderate southwest.

"Tuesday is shaping up to be another mainly dry and bright day with crisp winter sunshine, after a cold and frosty start with icy patches". Afternoon highs will range 3 to 6 degrees, but up at 7 or 8 at the coasts in mainly light southwest or variable breezes.

A statement on the website said: "A less windy interlude is likely for many at the start of next week with longer drier, brighter spells but also night frost and patchy fog". However, cloud will quickly increase from the south-west with outbreaks of rain arriving on the south-west coast by early afternoon.

Snow charts by weather forecaster Net Weather also show ferocious winds sweeping across northern areas of the United Kingdom and even as far down as the Midlands and Wales. Lows of 3 to 7 degrees, with southeasterly winds gradually moderating.

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