Weather warning issued for Cork: High winds, rain, sleet and snow expected on Thursday

Weather warning issued for Cork: High winds, rain, sleet and snow expected on Thursday

A status yellow wind warning has been issued for Cork, with strong to gale force southeast winds forecast for Thursday in conjunction with rain, sleet and snow.Picture; David Creedon / Anzenberger

A status yellow wind warning has been issued for Cork, with strong to gale force southeast winds forecast for Thursday in conjunction with rain, sleet and snow.

Met Eireann say the weather is likely to lead to poor visibility and hazardous conditions. 

The wind warning is valid from 8am Thursday to 8am Friday.

The additional warning follows predictions of sleet and snow.

A status yellow snow/ice warning has also been issued and will be in effect from 8am tomorrow morning until 8am on Friday morning. 

Cork City Council is advising residents not to make unnecessary journeys on Thursday due to severe weather conditions.

If travel is essential, pedestrians and motorists are advised to plan their journey carefully and leave plenty of time for their journey and be cautious of icy paths and roads.

 

The Local Authority said that salting and gritting of priority public roads and pathways has been taking place and will continue throughout the week.

However, the council said if walking or driving within your 5km, don’t assume a route has been treated and show caution when travelling in freezing conditions.

On Friday, the weather looks wet with a band of rain moving across the western half of the country with temperatures peaking at 4 - 8 degrees.

Friday night is to be wet and windy with some risk of flooding and Saturday is likely to continue similarly although temperatures are set to rise to 6 - 11 degrees.

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