Snow and ice warning issued for seven counties
Two separate snow and ice warnings have been issued for seven counties ahead of a colder spell of weather beginning today (Wednesday, 20 January).
Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow snow and ice warning for Wicklow which is in effect from 10am on Wednesday until 7pm on Wednesday evening.
It warned that sleet and snow will fall with significant snow accumulations on hills and mountains.
The Met Office has also issued a Status Yellow ice warning for Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry.
The warning comes into effect from 6pm on Wednesday and remains in place until 10am on Thursday morning.
Elsewhere today, there will be heavy rain in south Munster and Leinster, bringing a risk of spot flooding.
Rain will turn to sleet or snow in parts of Leinster this afternoon, especially on high ground.
There will be sunny spells and scattered showers elsewhere with highest temperatures this afternoon of 2 to 6 degrees.
On Tuesday, Met Éireann issued a weather advisory ahead of "increasingly wintry" weather coming this week.
The weather will turn colder from Wednesday and conditions will become increasingly wintry for the remainder of the week.
The weather advisory came into effect at midnight and remains in place until Sunday night.