Friday 19 April 2019

Met Éireann issues snow-ice warning for five counties

Commuters make their way home this evening during a sudden shower of hailstones in the Grand Canal Dock area of Dublin. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin
Commuters make their way home this evening during a sudden shower of hailstones in the Grand Canal Dock area of Dublin. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Denise Calnan and Ian Begley

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".

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.

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.

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