23 May 2022

New snow ice warning issued by Met Éireann

snow ice weather warnings met éireann

Snow in Laois in Kilminchy, Portlaoise in early December.

A new snow ice Status Yellow Weather Warnings has been issued by Met Éireann to go with two in force for wind and rain.

The Status Yellow snow-ice Warning applies to all of Ireland. Met Éireann warns that from later tonight and on Sunday, wintry showers will give accumulations of up to 3 cm of snow, with larger amounts on higher ground, especially in Ulster and Connacht.

The warning is valid from until 11.59pm Sunday 11 February.




The wind warning for Munster, Leinster and Galway applies to Saturday afternoon and evening. Southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds of between 55 and 65 km/h with gusts up to 110 km/h possible.
The Status Yellow rain warning applies to Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal for 24 hours to Just before midnight Saturday. Between 25 and 35 mm of rain is expected.


After a mild, wet and blustery day, Saturday will turn cold tonight with a mixture of clear spells and scattered sleet, snow and hail showers developing. Frost and icy patches will develop also in sheltered areas by morning.
Lowest temperatures of -2 to +1 degrees in blustery west to northwest winds.

Tomorrow Sunday will be a cold, bright day with sunny spells. 
Scattered heavy wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow will occur also with some accumulations of snow over high ground. 
Daytime temperatures only 1 to 4 degrees with a wind chill effect from a gusty west to northwest wind.

On Sunday night, wintry showers will continue with accumulations of snow in places. Frost and icy patches will develop also. Lowest temperatures of 0 to -3 degrees. 

Monday will continue cold with sunny spells and southerly winds gradually freshening. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees. Towards evening, rain will develop in the west. It will spread eastwards through the evening and early night, falling as sleet and snow in many areas. It will clear overnight with wintry showers following and with frost and ice developing. Lowest temperatures of 0 to -3 degrees. 

Tuesday will be cold with good sunny spells and some scattered wintry showers in the west and north for a time. Highest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees with moderate westerly breezes. On Tuesday night, frost and ice will develop for a time. Rain and strong southerly winds will spread from the west overnight. 

Wednesday morning will be wet with rain and sleet, heavy at times. Sunny spells and scattered wintry showers will follow from the west later and continue on Wednesday night with snow in places. 

Thursday and Friday will both be cold with sunny spells and wintry showers. Sharp or severe frost and icy patches will develop at night. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees. 

Next weekend will be a bit milder with rain at times



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