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Dublin: 14 °C Saturday 21 April, 2018

Snow-ice warning kicks in at 10pm for 14 counties ahead of Storm Dylan

The biggest impact from the storm will be across Connacht and Ulster.

Updated 8.15pm.

rainfall radar The Met Éireann rainfall radar this evening. Source: Met Éireann

A STATUS YELLOW snow-ice warning will kick in at 10pm for the counties Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Westmeath and Meath.

A spell of sleet and snow is expected early tonight, turning to rain later.

The warning will be valid until 6am tomorrow morning.

It comes ahead of Storm Dylan, which is expected to hit Ireland tomorrow night or early on Sunday morning.

It’s expected to track northeastwards through Donegal Bay and up along the north-Ulster coast.

Met Éireann has also issued two wind warnings as Storm Dylan approaches.

A Status Orange wind warning has been issued for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Louth, Westmeath and Meath.

The biggest impact from the storm will be across Connacht and Ulster where mean winds will reach speeds of 60 to 80 km/h with gusts of up to 120km/h.

And a Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow and Offaly.

Both of these warnings will come into effect from 9pm tomorrow until 6am on Sunday.

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