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Friday 22 June 2018

Weather warnings in place as 'big freeze' to last two more days

10/12/2017 Pat McGuinness clearing snow from a road in Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Photo : Keith Heneghan
10/12/2017 Pat McGuinness clearing snow from a road in Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Photo : Keith Heneghan
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

It's another day of changeable weather as Ireland continues to be hit by wind, sleet and rain.

A snow-ice nationwide warning will finish at 8pm today, after more than 24 hours.

A wind warning for counties Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick will also end today - at 10pm.

Forecasters said we can expect it to be "blustery and showery, heavy showers with hail and a risk of thunder."

The forecasters say that the winds will have a mean speed of 45 to 65kph and there will be gusts of up to 85kph. Western areas will be worst affected.

Tonight will be blustery or windy with further showers of rain or sleet.

Read more: There's sunshine ahead: Everything you need to know about the forecast for the next five days

Max temperatures today will be between four and eight degrees.

Lowest temperatures of one to five degrees are expected tonight.

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