New weather warning issued this morning for LOTS of ice and snow


Late this afternoon the forecaster issued a Yellow Status Warning for Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath and Roscommon.

"There will be a cold spell for the next ten days".

"Accumulations of four to eight centimetres are expected, with the larger values on high ground".

The warning states: "This could lead to road, rail and air travel delays, with the potential for vehicles to become stranded or public transport to be cancelled".

Met Éireann issued the status yellow weather warning last night for scattered snow showers on Thursday, Thursday night and into Friday.

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Northwest winds will fresh to strong and gusty. It'll stay cold, but bright. There will also be a risk of some icy roads and footpaths.

Met Éireann warn it will be "very cold again" on Friday, with a few sunny spells, but with occasional wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow.

High winds were already picking up in the early hours, with gusts of up to 90mph expected to batter the region through the morning.

Severe winds will affect parts of Scotland, but it'll see strong and blustery winds over Ireland also. The Met Office is predicting temperatures to fall to between -2C and 1C from Thursday onward.