Met Éireann Issue Status Yellow Ice Weather Warning Amid Winter Arrival


Met Éireann have issued a Status Yellow low temperature and ice warning for 23 counties, as Winter officially arrives this weekend.

The warning which will take effect from 6pm this evening, and last until midday tomorrow, has been placed for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wicklow, Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and all of Connacht.

The Meteorological winter officially arrives tomorrow (December 1), colder weather conditions are expected, along with widespread frost and ice.

Met Éireann have also warned that this frost and ice will make travel conditions very difficult in places.

Aoife Kealy of the national forecaster, has also warned that an Arctic mass is to sweep across Ireland this week, which will bring “noticeably colder conditions than we’ve had lately”.

“temperatures will be near freezing” – Met Éireann Warns

Speaking recently, Met Éireann’s Aoife Kealy shared detail on what temperatures to expect in the coming days.

“Daytime temperatures will struggle to get above the low single figures. Night-time temperatures will be near freezing or below through the week too, so that means there will be widespread frost and some ice”, she said.

With dense fog expected to develop overnight, ice, frost, and fog will be slow to clear tomorrow morning.

However, Kealy has insisted that it will remain dry, due to high pressure, with sunny spells also expected.

Despite this, Kealy did warn that there was a strong possibility of snow arriving ahead of the weekend.

“On Thursday and Friday it’s possible that some showers will turn to hail or sleet with a chance of some snow, particularly over higher ground,” she said. “But even where the showers do turn wintry, accumulations will be very small”.

She also added that the exact timeframe of this cold spell remains uncertain.

Current indications do suggest that conditions are to remain colder than average with further showers forecasted over the weekend, even turning wintry at times for Monday and Tuesday, while remaining dry.

“However, there is also potential for some longer spells of rain if milder air makes its way across us from the south”, Kealy added.

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