Friday 20 October 2017

There's snow need to batten down the hatches: Met Éireann withdraw weather warnings as higher temperatures on the way

Milder weather expected from now on

Snow falling in North County Dublin.
Pic:Mark Condren
12.1.2017
Snow falling in North County Dublin. Pic:Mark Condren 12.1.2017
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

Met Éireann has withdrawn its weather warnings for snow and ice and says the "foreseeable future is much more settled".

After a bitterly cold few days, warmer conditions are on the way with temperatures expected to reach highs of 9 degrees on Saturday.

The orange and yellow weather warnings weren't due to expire until 6pm this evening but forecaster Aoife Murray says tonight will see temperatures turn milder.

"There will still be some wintery showers in high grounds up north but generally, the risk of snow is truly gone.

"As of tonight, it will be getting much milder."

Bright and sunny spells are also expected on Saturday, while there will be some scattered showers in the southwest and north.

Carlingford Lough, Carlingford, Co. Louth. Photo: Ann-Marie Ashby
Setting Full Moon above the Snow Covered Boggerah Mountains,Cork at sunrise. Photo: John Delaney
Mountainloge in Cavan. Photo: Niamh Young
Snowy morning in Killeedy, West Limerick. Photo: Majella Scanlon
Picture Damien Browne, via Twitter
Buddha in Kilfinane in Co Limerick. Picture: Grace O'Connor
Annie and Fionnan Crowe from Ballinagh Co Cavan having fun in the snow. Picture: Linda Shanghai
Snow falling in North County Dublin. Pic:Mark Condren 12.1.2017
Snow storm over Errigal - and off Donegal coast at Annagry. Picture: Dónal Ó Searcaigh
Snow storm over Errigal - and off Donegal coast at Annagry. Picture: Dónal Ó Searcaigh
Snow falling in North County Dublin. Pic:Mark Condren 12.1.2017
Kingscourt Co Cavan snowman
Parker's Pub, Kilflynn in Tralee Co Kerry. Picture: Mike Parker
Snow storm over Errigal - and off Donegal coast at Annagry. Picture: Dónal Ó Searcaigh
Dagwells Cross Allenwood County Kildare. Credit: David Daly
Dagwells Cross Allenwood County Kildare. Credit: David Daly
Heavy Snow falls in Ballybay Co.Monaghan. Picture: James Flanagan
Arva, Co Monaghan Picture: Paddy Ellis
Arva, Co Monaghan Picture: Paddy Ellis
Trim, Co Meath. Picture: Pat Byrne
Arva, Co Monaghan Picture: Paddy Ellis
Antrim. Picture: Mags Griffin
Swords, Co Dublin. Picture: Inge Borga
Corranny, co fermanagh(outside clones co monaghan ). Picture: Brina McNamee
Picture: David McNamara, Oldcastle, Meath
Charlotte Dunne in Naas, Co Kildare. Picture: Picture by Patrick Rock
Marykate from Westport aged 8 and her mini Olaf safely tucked away in the ice box
Abby and her friend Sosha loving the snow in Navan, Slane road tonight. Picture: Aisling Byrne Fitzgerald
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Meanwhile, Sunday will see scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle in the early morning, with the rest of the day remaining largely dry.

Earlier this week, many counties across Ireland experienced snowfall for the first time this winter.

The icy conditions also caused travel problems around the country with lots of traffic and flight delays.

However, according to Met Éireann the weather looks set to improve from here on in.

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