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16th Jan 2024

10 counties hit with weather warnings ahead of snow ‘accumulations’

Stephen Porzio


‘Some travel and service disruption’ could be on the cards.

10 counties have been issued weather warnings as snow showers are set to lead to “some accumulations” this week.

In the Republic of Ireland, Met Éireann has published a Status Yellow snow-ice warning for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo which is scheduled to be valid from 7am on Wednesday (17 January) until 11am on Thursday.

“Snow showers leading to some accumulations,” it states, adding that the potential impacts of the conditions could be “difficult travelling conditions” and “some travel and service disruption.”

10 counties have been hit with warnings ahead of snow ‘accumulations’

On top of this, the UK Met Office has also issued a Status Yellow snow and ice warning for all six counties of Northern Ireland.

Taking effect throughout all of Wednesday, it reads: “Frequent heavy snow showers will continue to push inland, likely disrupting travel across the region.”

It also published a Status Yellow snow and ice warning for Antrim, Derry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone for all of Thursday as well.

The warnings come as a Status Yellow low temperature/ice warning will be in place for all of the Republic of Ireland from 6pm this evening (Tuesday, 16 January) until 11am on Wednesday.

“Very cold this evening, tonight and on Wednesday morning with severe frost and icy stretches,” it states.

“Impacts: Difficult travelling conditions, low temperature issues for vulnerable people, animal welfare issues.”

On top of all this, stormy weather is also set to come “roaring back” to Ireland this weekend.

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