Met Éireann has warned of widespread snow showers across Laois, Offaly, Dublin, Kildare during the morning ahead of the arrival of Storm Emma which will see conditions deteriorate further.
A Status Red Snow Ice Weather Warning is now in force for the entire country. It was declared late on Wednesday night. This includes snow being swept in by the beast from the east and the impact of Storm Emma.
Widespread showers are expected to move east to west today covering much of the easte coast and midlands. Temperatures will range from just -3 to -6 degrees celcius.
It tweeted a graphic of the snow expected this morning. It warns of more persistent snow pushing up from the south later as Storm Emma hits the Siberian weather.
Met Éireann forecaster Joanne Donnelly also warned of thunder storms in some areas.
Widespread snow showers moving east to west this morning.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 1, 2018
Current temps around the country ranging -3 to -6°C.
Snow showers continuing this morning & afternoon with more persistent snow pushing up from the south east later this afternoon & evening in strengthening easterly winds. pic.twitter.com/ey62jx7Itk
Joanna Donnelly's latest broadcast on RTE Radio 1 at 7:55amhttps://t.co/2WBXzEq8Qn— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 1, 2018