News Weather

Sunday 25 February 2018

Floods to hit Leinster and snow blizzards for Ulster

Treacy Hogan

FLOODING is expected to hit parts of Leinster later today, Met Eireann has warned.

Issuing a weather warning, the service said widespread heavy rain will lead to spot flooding along the eastern coastal region.

Eastern coastal areas are at high risk because of strong to gale force winds due to lash the region.

Snow and sleet will also cause blizzards and drifts over Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal due to the strong winds.

Wet and windy weather in the southwest will spread countrywide overnight, accompanied by snow.

Sleet or snow will continue over Ulster tonight, according to Met Eireann.

The rain will be heaviest in the eastern half of the country resulting in localised flooding.

And the bad weather is set to continue into the weekend and into next week with more sub-zero temperatures.

The Road Safety Authority is warning motorists to watch out for dangerous black ice on the roads during the cold snap.

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