Met Eireann forecasts ‘significant’ snowfall as weather warning in place

Met Eireann forecasts ‘significant’ snowfall as weather warning in place

By Mark Keane

MET Eireann's Status Yellow snow-ice warning will remain in place until 12pm this Saturday with "significant" snowfall expected on Thursday. 

The weather warning kicked in this morning at 6am and while the warning is valid until 12pm Saturday it will be assessed and updated on Wednesday (January 30).


Citywest Luas crossing during last year's snow 

Met Eireann has forecast very cold weather for this week, with showers of hail, sleet and snow, frequent across the southwest, west and north, with accumulations possible during this evening and overnight.

There is the 'potential for further significant snowfall' in places on Thursday.

In Dublin, the weather service has forecast lows of 0 to -3 degrees tonight. 

As per a Garda tweet earlier today, snow is currently accumulating on the road from Sally Gap Cross towards Glencree. 

AA Roadwatch has advised motorists to be aware that stopping distances are ten times longer in ice and snow, as widespread frost with icy stretches will occur on untreated surfaces.

Dublin Fire Brigade has encouraged the public to prepare for the weather warning by having a supply of easy-to-prepare foods, batteries for torches, to keep extra supplies of any essential medication and to call any older relatives and neighbours to see if they need assistance.   

For further details, visit Met Eireann’s Twitter account

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