Ireland weather: Orange warning issued for much of country with ‘significant disruptions’ for schools possible tomorrow

Schools around the country will be making decisions early tomorrow morning around openingSignificant accumulations of snow expected in some areas until SaturdayTravel disruption and several road incidents as conditions to get more hazardousSome parts of the west were blanketed with snow, although residents of the capital have been treated mostly only to sleet and rain todayMore than 10cm of snow forecast

Teenagers having fun on sleds and bodyboards in the snow at Lissycasey, Co Clare, on Thursday. Photo: Eamon Ward

Conor Feehan, Eoghan Moloney, Aoife Breslin, Katherine Donnelly, David Raleigh and Seoirse Mulgrew

There could be “significant disruptions” for schools tomorrow as significant accumulations of snow are expected in some areas up until Saturday.