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10th Feb 2014

Not again! More weather woe as Met Eireann predicts snow and storms this week

There’s snow on the way, lads.

Tony Cuddihy

There’s snow on the way, lads.

Met Eireann have issued more weather warnings with snow expected over Donegal in the next 24 hours, and snow and ice forecast in Connacht, Longford, Westmeath, Cavan and Monaghan.

The Met Éireann website has forecast the following: ‘Cold later tonight, with frost and icy patches forming and sleet and snow showers will follow in from the Atlantic also. Lowest temperatures -1 to plus 2 C.’

We’re looking at hail, sleet and snow on Tuesday.

‘Some of the showers will be heavy, with some moderate accumulations of snow, especially on higher ground. Some isolated thunderstorms are expected also. Feeling very cold, in a strong and gusty westerly wind,’ says the national forecaster.

There could also be stormy conditions later in the week, as if the country hasn’t taken enough of a pummelling.

“Met Éireann has advised that the current threat of stormy weather from Wednesday onwards remains in place and the rainfall will serve to top up the already near capacity of our rivers and still poses a major risk,” The National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management said in a statement.

“This risk is heightened in slow moving rivers and particularly the Shannon.

“The Barrow, Nore, Suir, Slaney, Lee, and Blackwater are also at very high levels and any additional rain can cause serious flooding.”

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