Tuesday 6 December 2016

More sleet, snow and frost on the way this weekend

Geraldine Gittens and Louise Kelly

Published 03/03/2016 | 21:55

The Met Office has warned motorists to allow extra time for journeys because of icy conditions on the roads. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
The Met Office has warned motorists to allow extra time for journeys because of icy conditions on the roads. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Malaysian tourist Lisha Shariffudin walks in the snow in the Killakee area of the Dublin mountains, as parts of the UK and Ireland woke up to almost four inches of snow on Friday morning as March continues to feel more like winter than spring. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
People throw snowballs in the Killakee area of the Dublin mountains, as parts of the UK and Ireland woke up to almost four inches of snow on Friday morning as March continues to feel more like winter than spring. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Children build a snowman in the Killakee area of the Dublin mountains, as parts of the UK and Ireland woke up to almost four inches of snow on Friday morning as March continues to feel more like winter than spring. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
People throw snowballs in the Killakee area of the Dublin mountains, as parts of the UK and Ireland woke up to almost four inches of snow on Friday morning as March continues to feel more like winter than spring. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
A couple walking in the snow in the Killakee area of the Dublin mountains. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
A couple walking in the snow in the Killakee area of the Dublin mountains. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
A man walking in the snow in the Killakee area of the Dublin mountains. Dublin: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Children build a snowman in the Killakee area of the Dublin mountains. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Snow in Ashbourne, Co Meath this morning
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)

Met Eireann has forecast more rain, sleet, frost and snow for Sunday night.

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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.

A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
A snowy morning in Dublin (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
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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."

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