Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Strong winds expected in some counties as Storm Caroline impacts Ireland

Strong winds expected in some counties as Storm Caroline impacts Ireland

IRELAND is bracing itself for an icy washout as weather chiefs warn of a thunder-snow cocktail as Storm Caroline blows in.

The powerful storm front has resulted in a nationwide snow-ice warning due to kick in tonight at 11pm.

Met Eireann issued the status yellow caution on Wednesday, which is in place from 4pm on Thursday December 7 until 4pm Friday December 8.

A STATUS YELLOW wind warning is in effect for western counties, and all areas of the country will experience strong winds and rain later on this morning.

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

The storm, which the UK Met Office have named Caroline, is forecast to pass close to the north coast of Scotland on Thursday morning.

"Severe winds will affect parts of Scotland, but it will generate strong and blustery winds over Ireland also", reads the official website.

The weather will take a turn in the next 24 hours, and it's set to become bitterly cold for the next few days.

Friday is also expected to be bitterly cold, but with some sunshine.

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