More sleet, snow and frost on the way this weekend
Published 03/03/2016 | 21:55
Met Eireann has forecast more rain, sleet, frost and snow for Sunday night.
Tonight will be cold, bright and breezy, with a mix of sunny spells and occasional cloudy periods.
But Sunday will be a very cold day with a frosty start in eastern areas, according to forecasters.
On Sunday night rain, sleet and snow will turn more showery with frost developing under clearing skies.
This morning, motorists were warned to give themselves extra time on the commute as a cold overnight snap led to ground frost, icy patches and snowfall.
AA Roadwatch also warned drivers that the frost, ice and snow showers might affect visibility and to be wary of pedestrians.
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A snow-ice warning came into effect at midnight last night and will remain in place until 10am this morning.
The snow turned to rain later this morning, but there were accumulations in the morning on hills and mountains, and short lived accumulations at lower levels too.
"The weather is probably going to bring some disruption to traffic this morning, we can see it building outside there already," a Met Eireann spokesperson told RTE Radio One.
"It's not quite sticking on the roads but it's still falling."
Dublin Airport reported some knock-on delays to flight schedule from this morning.
"[Delays are] due to weather conditions slowing flight ops down on the airfield [sic]," Dublin Airport tweeted.
Meanwhile, those waking up to snowfall this morning are tweeting photographs, with one writing: "Seriously! Snow joke."
Rain clearing eastwards early tonight, leaving rain/hail shwrs near W & N coasts. Frost will develop under clear skies. Later tonight.....— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 3, 2016
... outbreaks of rain/sleet/snow will spread S through Ulst & Leins. Winds moderating overnight. Lows -2 to +2 deg.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 3, 2016
Frost & ice to contend with in parts and snow showers may affect visibility. For more see https://t.co/qvBPcggiUy— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) March 4, 2016
Slick Travel across The Dublin Area this morning with Snow coming down Heavy! Take care! pic.twitter.com/DTxvERtxMV— Kildare Weather (@LiveNaasWeather) March 4, 2016
Well, if it isn't a snow storm!— Andreeeeeeeeaaaaaa! (@brandalisms) March 4, 2016
Seriously! Snow joke. It's snowing pic.twitter.com/2DfsnPpNID— Clodagh Edwards (@eclodagh) March 4, 2016
Snow in Co. Mayo tonight pic.twitter.com/dMSJfO0suD— Kildare Weather (@LiveNaasWeather) March 4, 2016