Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Snow warning for across Ireland as temperatures to plummet to -3

Snow warning for across Ireland as temperatures to plummet to -3

The yellow wind warning - which is in place for Munster, Leinster and Galway - comes into effect at 3pm on Saturday until 8pm.

A new snow ice Status Yellow Weather Warnings has been issued by Met Éireann to go with two in force for wind and rain.

As low pressure moves eastward into the North Sea, conditions will improve and brighten heading into Sunday, but temperatures will remain low in north-western regions.

A calm Monday will be followed by four days of heavy rain and bitter wind as the temperatures plunge towards freezing.

Tomorrow Sunday will be a cold, bright day with sunny spells. Larger amounts of snow are forecast for Ulster and Connacht, particularly on higher ground.

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Mr Bowles added that gales will be confined to the northern hills and coast, with winds in Blackpool and much of the west cost around 30 miles per hours with gusts of 45.

Daytime temperatures will reach just 2 to 6 degrees tomorrow with fresh west to northwest winds, according to Met Eireann. Highest temperatures will range from 4°C to 6°C.

A snow-ice warning is in place for the whole country for later tonight and Sunday, with snowfall of up to 3cm expected. Highest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees with moderate westerly breezes. Rain and strong southerly winds will spread overnight.

Tuesday will have scattered showers and will continue to develop frost and ice into Wednesday morning.

On Sunday night, wintry showers will continue with accumulations of snow in places. Sharp or severe frost and icy patches will develop at night.

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