Ireland escapes overnight rain but weather warning continues

Some parts of Leinster and Ulster remain under a weather warning from Met Éireann until this afternoon.

The view from the Long Woman’s Grave in the Cooley Mountains in Co Louth, looking down to Omeath, at 7am this morning. Photo submitted by Peter Fitzsimons.

MOST OF IRELAND escaped any significant overnight rain, but eight counties remain covered by a weather warning until at least this afternoon.

Parts of the North-East, Midlands and Ulster saw some minor rain overnight, but only trace amounts – and nowhere near the mammoth volumes that fell on Thursday and caused flooding in many parts of the country.

Light snowfall is forecast for parts of Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth for the morning, and occasional snow and sleet is expected in Dublin, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow.

Met Éireann’s weather alert for the northern counties remains valid until 3pm, while the warning for Dublin and its surrounding counties remains in place until 10pm tonight.

Both today and tomorrow, Monday, will be cold, but bright and mostly dry with a few scattered showers in the north and east. Freezing temperatures may return tonight, however, with a risk of the showers in the north and east becoming snowy.

Road travel is almost back to normal nationwide after flood waters receded, though Twenty Bends in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, will remain closed for some time due to a landslide following particularly intense flooding.

Don’t forget – web users can click the weather icon at the top of the page to view five-day forecasts for their county, and for over 100 cities worldwide.

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