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Flurries of snow batter Ireland as Status Yellow warning implemented


Met Éireann have warned that some disruption to travel is possible with widespread wintry showers and some snowfall accumulations. AA Roadwatch are urging motorists to take care while driving this morning, with reports of "especially slippery conditions" around parts of counties Cavan, Longford and Roscommon, particularly in Tulsk and Boyle, as well as south Kilkenny, Carlow, Laois, Meath, Dublin, Westmeath, Donegal, Leitrim, Galway and Kerry. "In affected areas, it will take much longer to stop a vehicle, so slow down and avoid any harsh acceleration or braking," a spokesperson said. There is a separate Status Yellow wind warning in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry until 8pm tonight. "Strong westerly winds continuing with mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h and gusts to 110km/h, highest in coastal areas," a forecaster said. "A combination of spring tides and high seas will result in a risk of coastal flooding, especially around high tide." Cold and wintry conditions are set to prevail before giving way later in the week to milder, but wet and windy, conditions.

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