Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Snow and ice warning issued for north-west

Snow and ice warning issued for north-west

The warning is in place from 4am on Sunday morning, with forecasters predicting a spell of heavy snow over some parts of the United Kingdom during the day.

North and northwest counties are said to be most at risk, as well as higher ground elsewhere.

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

Despite a number of clickbait articles about risks of snow this evening, this area is likely to avoid any snowfall this evening.

Storm Caroline is also set to bring disruption today (Thursday) and Friday, with strong winds and heavy rain and some snow showers leading up to Sunday.

The status orange alert was put into place on Thursday afternoon for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo. This means icy roads, particularly in the north and west of the country. It'll stay cold, but bright. It will turn increasingly wintry with biting north-west winds.

It is one of three weather warnings now in place around the country.

Saturday is expected to be a mostly dry but very cold day with varying cloud and sunny spells.

Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority has warned motorists to expect the unexpected with high winds and icy conditions.

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