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Up to 3cm of snow to fall today as western areas hit with up to 4cm overnight

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Hardy sheep search for grazing in this snow- covered field in Cavan yesterday. Photo: Lorraine Teevan.

Hardy sheep search for grazing in this snow- covered field in Cavan yesterday. Photo: Lorraine Teevan.

Hardy sheep search for grazing in this snow- covered field in Cavan yesterday. Photo: Lorraine Teevan.

MET Eireann has issued another Yellow Weather warning over expected snow fall, as many parts of the west experienced up to 4cm accumulation overnight.

Speaking to Independent.ie this morning, Met Eireann confirmed that the highest accumulation overnight was recorded in Knock, where 4cm fell.

Many areas of the midlands also experienced a dusting, however it is not expected to cause huge disruption.

“Outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow will give accumulations of up to 3cm today, most likely in parts of the North but also possible in places further South especially on hills.

“The precipitation will ease off in many areas for a time today with any snow becoming confined to hills, but will become more widespread again later on and again turning wintry in places after dark. It will clear East later this evening and overnight with icy roads and pavements following”, Met Eireann said.

Tonight is expected to be bitterly cold, with frost and ice forming nationwide.

However it looks like wintry showers of snow and sleet will be mainly confined to higher ground.

There looks set to be a brief respite from the chill over the coming days however.

On Thursday temperatures are expected to rise as high as 8C, while on Friday temperatures are expected to peak at around 10C.

However the respite will end there, as temperatures are expected to fall again on Saturday.

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