Met Éireann issues snow-ice warning for five counties
Forecasters have issued a snow-ice warning for five counties which will begin tonight.
The warning comes just hours after a separate snow-ice warning ended at noon today.
The status yellow warning covers Wicklow, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo and is in place from 10pm on Tuesday until 11am on Wednesday morning.
The latest weather warning warns people to expect wintry showers "leading to possible snow accumulations and icy conditions".
Status Yellow Snow - Ice warning issued for Wicklow, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) April 2, 2019
Valid from 22:00 hours Tue, 02-Apr-2019 until 11:00 hours Wed, 03-Apr-2019 pic.twitter.com/F3B4oCDHIV
With temperatures plummeting to lows of -1C, the forecaster has advised people to brace themselves for a return of frost and snow.
Met Éireann said the dramatic dip in temperatures was due to a polar air mass moving over Ireland from the north.
Heavy showers in all parts of the country this evening. Some showers will be wintry with hail and thunder in places.https://t.co/YJqxvBBwTs— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) April 2, 2019
Below is the hail shower that passed through Dublin just after 4pm. pic.twitter.com/dZZagxaiQr
It will heavily influence our weather for the coming days.
The rest of the country is to expect cold and blustery weather for the remainder of today.
There is also an ongoing risk of hail and thunder.
Temperatures will vary between 5 and 8°C, but may feel colder in the wind.