Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

Snow-Ice Warning Issued For Ireland

Offaly included in fresh snow and ice warning from Met Éireann Offaly included in fresh snow and ice warning from Met Éireann
Bennie Garza | 07 December, 2017, 14:44

Met Eireann have warned of a cold snap set to take hold across the country while a status yellow weather warning was issued last night as Storm Caroline makes its way toward Irish shores.

It says slight to moderate accumulations are possible, with up to 3cm in parts.

Met Éireann warn it will be "very cold again" on Friday, with a few sunny spells, but with occasional wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow.

There will also be icy stretches with north and northwest counties most at risk.

The warning is valid for 24 hours from 4pm today.

Meanwhile, a separate wind warning is in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry as Storm Caroline approaches Scotland, with the passing storm expected to bring "strong and blustery winds" to western counties here in Ireland as well.

Commenting on the research, Deirdre Ashe, Director of Personal Lines at Liberty Insurance, said: "Our research reveals that as a country, we now lack confidence in our driving abilities in adverse weather conditions".

Drivers are being urged to slow down during the bad weather.

"When evening comes in, temperatures will drop and those showers will turn wintry in Donegal, north Mayo, Connemara, north Longford and north Midlands". This means icy roads, particularly in the north and west of the country.

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