Published: Sat, December 14, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

A snow-ice warning has been issued for all of Ireland

A snow-ice warning has been issued for all of Ireland

The warning remains in place until 11am tomorrow.

Ice is set to grip parts of the region after a spell of rain and hill snow is likely to affect many areas, according to the Met Office, with skies clearing at times to allow icy surfaces.

Weather experts at the Met Office say snow could fall on Saturday, when temperatures are set to fall in the wake of today's heavy rain.

"Some showers also coming in and meeting that cold air".

Further showers will develop in the South and West during the day becoming more widespread in the evening with some hail, sleet and snow especially for high ground, and the ongoing risk of thunder. It is likely to be very cold again on Tuesday night with a widespread sharp frost, and freezing fog forming in places in slack winds.

Met Eireann said: "A cold, crisp and frosty start to Monday with some icy patches".

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It will be largely dry to begin further south and east with some bright or sunny spells. Maximum temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees, coldest again in the north. Wind will be mainly light to moderate southwest.

Looking ahead to Sunday, sunshine and showers are forecast for the morning, along with with strong winds.

A widespread frost is anticipated with minimum temperatures of 1° to -3°, coldest in the north.

Sunday will start frosty with icy patches. Highest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees in fresh to strong southwest winds.

"Tuesday night will start out cold and clear with temperatures dropping to between -3 to +1 degrees Celsius early on with frost forming".

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