BREAKING - Status Red issued for all of Ireland #stormemma #beastfromtheeast

Conor Ganly

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Conor Ganly

Snow warning

Snow Warning

Met Éireann has upgraded its current Status Red Snow-ice Warning for all of Ireland as Storm Emma is set to collide with the Beast from the East over Ireland.

The forecaster's warning for further heavy snow showers will bring accumulations of significant levels with all areas at risk is in force from 11am  on Wednesday, February 8 to 3pm , Friday March 2.

The forecaster says blizzard conditions will develop from the south Thursday afternoon and evening as heavy snow and strong easterly winds bring snow drifts northwards over the country. Eastern and southern coastal counties will be worst affected.

The warning was issued at 11pm on Wednesday, February 28.

It replaces a number of other Status Orange and Red Warnings. There had been two Status Red restricted warnings in place. One covered all Munster and Leinster and a second covered parts of Munster and Leinster. 

The rest of the country was under a yellow warning.

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