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Dublin: 15°C Tuesday 16 August 2022

Status orange snow-ice warning in place for several counties

Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo will be worst affected.

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A STATUS ORANGE snow-ice warning is in place for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

The warning kicked in yesterday afternoon and will remain in place until 6pm today.

Met Éireann says snow showers will occur today with accumulations of four to 8cm expected, with the larger values on high ground.

A status yellow snow-ice warning is in place for the rest of the country, with occasional snow showers expected and accumulations of up to 3cm.

Rain, sleet and snow showers will be most frequent over Ulster and north Leinster. There will be ice on roads and footpaths throughout the country.

Afternoon temperatures of two to five degrees Celsius are expected, but it’ll be six or seven degrees in parts of the southwest and along the west coast.

Met Éireann says it will be cold and mostly dry tonight with clear periods and isolated wintry showers in parts of the north at first. It’ll be frosty and icy with lowest temperatures of zero to minus four degrees.

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Tomorrow is expected to be very frosty and icy in places. Most areas will be dry and bright with sunny spells, but it’ll be cloudier in the southwest with some rain developing in the afternoon. There’ll be afternoon temperatures of three to five degrees in many places, but it’s expected to be six to eight degrees in the southwest.

Tomorrow night will be cold and frosty with rain spreading up from the southwest overnight. The rain will be heavy and is likely to bring some snowfall to parts of the midlands and north later in the night and on Sunday morning.

Sunday will also be cold, with rain in southern areas but falls of sleet and snow in midland and northern parts for a time. However, this will clear southwards with drier condition spreading down from the north. There will be severe frost after dark with snow in some places.

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