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Met Éireann now issue snow and ice weather warning nationwide

08 December 2017, 12:57 | Darnell Patrick

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Other areas will see snow showers beginning in the afternoon, and continuing through the evening and overnight.

A general status yellow warning had been issued for the entire country yesterday.

"This could lead to road, rail and air travel delays, with the potential for vehicles to become stranded or public transport to be cancelled".

Snow accumulations of up to 3cm are predicted for the north and northwest.

Counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo are set to be affected by this warning.

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

The warning is in place from 4am on Sunday morning, with forecasters predicting a spell of heavy snow over some parts of the United Kingdom during the day.

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Be extra careful out there, lads.

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Ireland has been told to brace itself for the first snowfalls of the winter.

Widespread sharp ground frost will form tonight along with icy patches ahead of another cold day on Friday.

Phil Stockford, emergency planning manager at Highways England, said: "Gritters are out treating our routes around the clock, but it is still important to drive to the conditions when snow is forecast". It will turn increasingly wintry with biting north-west winds.

Sleet and snow will continue to fall into Saturday night, mainly over northern areas, while it will remain cold across the country.

Northwest winds will fresh to strong and gusty.

"Mainly dry across the south and southwest". Temperatures will be low and it will stay cold for most of next week.



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