Snow and ice warning issued for north-west

Sergio Conner
December 7, 2017

Higher ground in the Midlands is particularly at risk of snow showers over the coming hours.

Met Eireann yesterday confirmed two Status Yellow wind alerts over the latest storm but today said accumulations of snow of up to 3cm could fall in places on Thursday and Friday.

If you're heading out to get into the festive swing of things this weekend you'll need to wrap up warm because snow and freezing cold temperatures are being forecast for the next few days.

Meanwhile, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry will see a wind warning come into effect at 3am tomorrow ahead of Storm Caroline.

There will be further accumulations of snow over northern counties and over high ground elsewhere.

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Road conditions will be in a poor state across the country and motorists are advised to be vigilant for ice and to slow down. Northwest winds will stay strong and gusty.

Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, they are bracing themselves for the worst of Storm Caroline.

Severe winds will affect parts of Scotland, but it will generate strong and blustery winds over Ireland also.

The Met Office has warned of flying debris that could lead to injuries or danger to life, while damage to property is also possible.

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