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Met Éireann updates Status Yellow snow-ice warning as temperatures to drop to -1 degree tonight

A Status Yellow snow-ice warning remains in place for western and northern counties.

LAST UPDATE | 2 Apr 2019

MET ÉIREANN HAS updated its Status Yellow snow-ice warning, following its introduction from midnight last night. 

The forecaster first issued an alert yesterday, when it warned that hail, sleet and some snow would fall overnight and this morning.

This afternoon, Met Éireann issued a further Status Yellow snow-ice warning for Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo and Wicklow, valid from 10pm tonight until 11am on Wednesday.

Temperatures are expected to drop to as low as -1 degree tonight.

Scattered showers and long clear spells are forecast overnight. However, Met Éireann warned that some wintry falls are possible with the ongoing risk of hail and thunder. 

Frost and ice stretches are also expected to develop, especially in sheltered areas, but is due to clear tomorrow morning for a bright and blustery day with sunshine and scattered showers of rail or hail. 

Cloudier conditions with heavy showery rain and sleet are due to move in across Ulster and east Leinster later in the day. 

Temperatures will drop again to as low as -1 degree tomorrow night.

Thursday looks like it will be another very cold day, with temperatures of just 5 to 8 degrees. 

It will be a mix of clear spells and showers overnight and persistent rain edging in across southern areas later. 

Met Éireann said current guidance for Friday suggest that it will be cloudy and wet across southern counties with outbreaks of rain. However, it will be drier further north with some sunshine.

With additional reporting from Stephen McDermott.

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