Nationwide snow-ice warning issued for Sunday

Arnold Nichols
February 11, 2018

The wind warning for Munster, Leinster and Galway applies to Saturday afternoon and evening.

THE COUNTRY IS facing a wet and windy weekend, as Met Éireann has issued three separate weather warnings.

The status yellow alert which warns of wintry showers and accumulations (of snow) of up to 3cm in some places is due to remain in place throughout Sunday.

Lowest temperatures of -2 to +1 degrees in blustery west to northwest winds.

Tomorrow will be a colder and brighter day for many with spells of sunshine.

"This rain will be persistent and heavy at times, turning to snow on high ground".

Monday is forecast to be relatively calm, but will be followed by four days of heavy rain and bitter winds and temperatures across Britain plummet towards sub zero. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees.

Mr Bowles added that gales will be confined to the northern hills and coast, with winds in Blackpool and much of the west cost around 30 miles per hours with gusts of 45.

As if we hadn't had enough snow and ice, now there's wind and rain on the way.

. Highest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees with moderate westerly breezes.

A spokesman said: "Frequent, heavy hail and snow showers are expected through Sunday and will lead to snow accumulating on many surfaces".

Tuesday will be cold with good sunny spells and some scattered wintry showers in the west and north for a time. On Tuesday night, frost and ice will develop for a time.

'It's going to feel very cold for all of us. Sharp or severe frost and icy patches will develop at night.

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