Status Yellow weather warnings issued for large parts of Ireland 2 months ago

Status Yellow weather warnings issued for large parts of Ireland

Brace yourselves folks, it's about to get quite snowy out there.

Two separate weather warnings have been issued by Met Éireann, covering large parts of Ireland.

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Firstly, a Status Yellow snow and ice warning has been issued for all of Connacht, all of Leinster, as well as Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.

This will be in place from 2am on Saturday morning (13 February) until noon on the same day.

Met Éireann has predicted snow accumulations of 5 cm, with even more expected on higher ground, accompanied by fresh to strong southeast winds.

A second Status Yellow warning has also been issued, this time for rainfall in Cork, Kerry and Waterford.

This warning will come into place from one minute after midnight on Saturday morning, and will last until noon later that day.

30 to 40 mm of rainfall is expected, with strong to gale force onshore southeast winds. Met Éireann also warned of river and coastal flooding risk.

Separately, the UK Met Office also issued a warning for this weekend, with large accumulations of snow expected to impact Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry.

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There is a potential for roads to be disrupted in those counties as a result of the adverse weather conditions.

All the more reason to stay indoors this weekend.