Met Warning: Snow & Showers To Hit Parts Of Country


Showers including Sleet and possibly snow are to hit parts of Ireland with counties like Leitrim and Donegal under a status yellow warning. This warning will last until around 8pm Sunday Evening.

The warning states, “Wintry showers during Sunday with some accumulations possible. Risk of icy stretches on untreated surfaces.” 

A Met Eireann forcaster said, “Sunday will be a very cold and blustery day with sunny spells and frequent showers. Some will be heavy, with the risk of hail, sleet or snow”. 

“Heavy showers may merge into bands extending from the northwest during the evening. Highest afternoon temperatures of just 3 to 7 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty westerly winds”. 

The forecaster added, “A band of showers will move southeastwards over the country early on Sunday night, turning to sleet and snow in the north and east.

“This will be followed by largely dry and clear conditions overnight, although scattered wintry showers will persist in the northwest and west. Fresh to strong northwesterly winds, possibly becoming very strong in the southwest. Cold with lowest temperatures of -2 to +2 degrees.”

It is also set to get colder during the week. Temperatures could hit -4℃ by Tuesday night. Further flurries of snow are also possible.

The mercury is expected to stay below 0℃ each night for the first half of the week. That could all change as we head into the weekend. More information here. 

Carlow Weather also took to Twitter, to warn drivers of icy roads: “Icy roads tonight with risk of wintry falls, especially in the West and North. We will see icy conditions over the coming nights and days so make sure to be aware of the conditions if you are commuting over the coming week. Allow extra time to defrost cars and for journeys.”

See here. 

This follows on from last week. See below. 

Sleet And Frost Expected As Met Éireann Warn Temperatures To Plunge To -2°