Weather warnings for wind, snow, ice and thunder have been issued for all of Ireland 3 years ago

Weather warnings for wind, snow, ice and thunder have been issued for all of Ireland

The warnings have been extended to as far as Tuesday.

In news that should come as a surprise to exactly zero people, the weather is in no rush in taking a turn for the better.

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In fact, Met Eireann have increased their current weather warnings, which were due to be over by Monday morning, and two new weather warnings have been issued in their place.

First up is a snow and ice warning, in which scattered snow and hail showers overnight and Monday morning, mainly across Ulster and Connacht. Ice is to be expected on any untreated roads and footpaths countrywide.

This particular warning is currently in effect, and will remain in place until 8am on Monday morning.

The second weather warning has the unsettling title of being a "Weather Advisory", which goes as follows:

A spell of wet and windy weather, with a risk of thundery downpours, will sweep eastwards over the country during Monday evening and night. Gusts between 90 and 110km/h are likely to occur in Atlantic, southern and later eastern coastal fringes for a time. Additional accumulations of snow are likely during the period also, mainly in parts of west Ulster and north Connacht.

Lovely.

This second weather warning doesn't come into effect until 5pm on Monday evening, and will remain in place until 6am on Tuesday morning.

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At which point, undoubtedly, another two (or three, four, five, however many...) weather warnings will be issued in their place.

And so the cycle continues...