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09th Feb 2020

Met Éireann issues 48-hour snow and ice warning for all of Ireland

Rory Cashin


They have also extended the status yellow wind warning to Monday.

As the country continues to deal with the damage and disruption caused by Storm Ciara, Met Éireann had previously warned that once the storm had passed, it would be replaced by further bad weather, but of a different sort.

As of Sunday afternoon, the national weather service have issued a further two weather warnings, one for snow and ice, and one for high winds.

The status yellow snow and ice warning is set to come into action at midnight on Sunday, and will last for 48 hours, right up to midnight on Tuesday.

Met Éireann are predicting that both Monday and Tuesday will be “bitterly cold and very windy with a significant wind chill factor. There will be a mix of sunny spells and widespread wintry showers with accumulations of snow in some areas.”

The status yellow wind warning is in place from midday today (Sunday) until midday on Monday, with the warning described as follows:

“Storm Ciara will continue to produce very strong west to southwest winds over Ireland with mean speeds of 50-65km/h and gusts generally of between 90 and 110km/h, higher in Atlantic coastal areas. A combination of Spring Tides and high seas will result in a significant risk of coastal flooding.”

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