Strong winds and low temperatures expected as national weather warning kicks in
Ireland is set for heavy winds and low temperatures as the latest weather warning to hit the country comes into effect.
A national Status Yellow wind and rain weather warning will remain in place until 6.00am tomorrow.
Met Éireann says there is a risk of thundery downpours with gusts of between 90 and 110km/hr expected.
Localised flooding is also a risk.
2/2 Wet&windy weather spreading E tonight w/ thundery downpours&risk of spot flooding. Rain may turn to sleet/snow (snow risk primarily over high ground). Clearer weather w/ sctd wintry showers foll. from the Atl. later in the night. Lows -1 to +2°C w/ frost&icy patches tow. dawn pic.twitter.com/THxxxPcJzg— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) February 12, 2018
A snow-ice warning will also kick into effect at 3.00am on Tuesday morning and will last until 10.00am. Temperatures will drop below freezing and widespread frost is expected.
Gardaí in Kerry have also noted that Conor Pass is impassable until further notice due to icy conditions.
The incoming weather alerts follows snow and icy conditions which have caused treacherous driving conditions across the country earlier today.
A number of schools across Donegal had to close after heavy snow and freezing temperatures forced road closures.
Earlier Bus Éireann had to cancel a number of bus services in Cork and the northeast due to snow.