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Dublin: 7°C Thursday 22 October 2020

Who's dreaming of a white St Stephen's Day? ... Met Éireann has issued a snow-ice warning

There’s a yellow alert weather warning in effect this morning, with a risk of sleet and snow in some areas from this afternoon.

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DECEMBER 25 MAY have come and gone with barely a snowflake to speak of — except on the highest of hills.

In many parts of the country, however, that’s all set to change.

Met Éireann has issued a snow-ice warning for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Westmeath, and the entire of Connacht.

According to the weather service:

Heavy rain will turn to sleet and on higher ground to snow with the risk of snow on lower levels in the afternoon and evening.

If you’re out and about elsewhere — be warned, driving conditions may be poor.

The outlook for the country as a whole is for a cloudy day with scattered outbreaks of rain, turning heavy in places — the sleet and snow mainly affecting the west and north-west.

There’ll also be strong winds in some areas.

Temperatures will range between 3 and 10 — the warmest in the south.

This was the rainfall picture at 7.30am this morning…

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