As the snow turns to rain, the first of the flood warnings are coming in 2 years ago

As the snow turns to rain, the first of the flood warnings are coming in

Coastal areas will likely be the worst affected.

As the worst of Storm Emma and the Beast From The East has passed up by, that snowfall is turning to rain over the next days.

That will lead to the current build-up of snow across the country to melt, which will in turn lead to flooding.

Gerard O'Flynn of the Irish Coast Guard told Newstalk: "Please heed the warnings and be mindful of the risk posed by a surge in river levels following the expected thaw and be mindful of the risks on exposed coastal areas."

Additionally, the freezing rain will lead to a lot more black ice forming on roads, and drivers are warned not to take on an unnecessary journeys.