Snow and ice warning issued for all of Ireland 1 month ago

Snow and ice warning issued for all of Ireland

A cold one.

Met Éireann has extended its snow and ice warning to cover all of Ireland.

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The Status Yellow snow and ice warning comes into effect at 6pm on Saturday and remains in place until 12pm on Sunday.

Met Éireann said there would be falls of rain, sleet and snow which would cause icy and hazardous conditions.

Previously, a Status Yellow snow and ice warning was issued for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo from 12pm on Friday until 12pm on Saturday.

While a Status Yellow warning was issued by the Met Office for Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry from 4pm on Friday until 10.30am on Friday.

The warnings come on top of a weather advisory for Ireland, which has been in place since midnight on Wednesday and warns of “increasingly wintry conditions” until midnight on Sunday.

On top of that, temperatures are expected to dip below freezing at night time throughout the weekend, so if you are out and about, make sure to exercise caution at all times.

Saturday will be cold with temperatures not expected to exceed 5 degrees during daylight hours but there will be plenty of spells of winter sunshine.

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There will be occasional showers of hail, sleet and snow during the day before becoming more widespread on Saturday night.

Sunday will bring more hail, sleet and snow with areas in the west and northwest are most likely to be affected.

Showers will begin to ease on Sunday night when temperatures will again drop below freezing to lows of -1 degree in places.