Met Éireann issue snow and ice warning 

Met Éireann issue snow and ice warning 
Met Éireann said the weather warning will remain in effect until Saturday. Pic; Larry Cummins

A status yellow weather warning for snow and ice has been issued for all of Ireland for the coming week.

Met Éireann is warning of very cold weather up until Saturday with scattered wintry showers, frequent across the southwest, west and north.

There is the possibility of a more significant spell of sleet and snow on Thursday.

There will be widespread frost at night with icy stretches on untreated surface and some accumulations of snow are expected.

The Status Yellow warning is in place from 6am tomorrow morning until 6pm on Saturday.

However, Met Éireann said they will update the public on the situation on an ongoing basis.

The weather warning follows on from the strong galeforce winds which occurred at the weekend causing numerous power outages across the country. 

Hundreds of fallen trees also blocked roads and damaged homes and properties.

For the week ahead, Met Éireann said Tuesday night will be very cold and mainly dry with clear spells. 

"Wintry showers will continue in the western coastal counties, with falls of sleet and snow away from coasts. There'll be a widespread sharp or severe frost and icy patches. Lowest temperatures of -3 to +1 degrees."

"Wednesday will continue very cold with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers. Some will be sleet or snow, especially in northern areas and on hills and mountains. Highest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees with mostly light west to northwest breezes. On Wednesday night, severe frost and icy patches will develop."

"Thursday will start off mainly dry. Rain, sleet and snow will gradually spread from the southwest. It will be very cold with temperatures of just 2 to 6 degrees and moderate to fresh easterly winds. Frost and ice will develop on Thursday night along with further wintry showers," forecasters said.

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