Two days of snow-ice warning forecast for Ireland as strong gusts expected 2 years ago

Two days of snow-ice warning forecast for Ireland as strong gusts expected

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A nationwide snow-ice warning for Ireland set to begin Wednesday will be in place for over 24 hours.

Met Éireann, who issued the warning, have announced that the Status Yellow snow-ice warning will be in place from 11am Wednesday morning until 8pm Thursday evening.

According to their website: ''Widespread heavy and thundery showers during Wednesday and Thursday will produce hail, sleet and snow at times, leading to accumulations of ice on untreated surfaces.''

The meteorological service has also issued a Status Yellow wind warning for the counties of Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

This warning begins at noon Wednesday and will run until 10pm on Thursday tonight.

Forecasters have revealed that we should expect "frequent blustery showers, some of them heavy and prolonged, with a risk of hail and thunder." They've also warned that winds will have a mean speed of 45 - 65kph and that people should be prepared for gusts of up to 85kph.

Sleet and snow showers are also to be expected later Wednesday afternoon, with gales expected along west and southwest coasts.

Areas of the west and southwest of the country will be the worst affected.