Siobhan Ryan delivers stark Met Éireann forecast on RTE.
Storm Emma is set to dump up to metre of snow on Ireland with Leinster and Munster worst hit during a historic snow storm that will see records tumble, Met Éireann has warned.
Met Éireann forecaster Siobhán Ryan delivered a frighteningly unprecedented prediction of what is on the cards on RTÉ tonight.
"Storm Emma is going to bring an exceptional weather event probably a memorable one for many years to come. We are looking at the likelihood of record breaking snow accumulations," she said.
She warn 'serious significant falls of snow'. She said eastern and sourthern coastal areas would see 'copious neverending' falls of snow with south Dublin and eastern Wicklow seeing 'up to one metre of snow' overnight. She said the midlands would also be badly affected.
She warned that Thursday night would feature penetrating low temperatures of -4 degrees dropping lower over lying snow.
She said it would continue into the weekend with freezing rain in parts with only the Northwest of the country escaping.
Met Éireann extended the Status Red snow-ice warning for Leinster and Munster until 6pm tomorrow.
The national weather forecaster predicts blizzard conditions tonight and during Friday in Leinster and Munster. Southern and eastern coastal counties expected to receive exceptionally high accumulations.
Latest weather maps show Ireland covered in cloud as Storm Emma sweeps across Leinster.
Video from Met Éireann's weather forecasting partner in the UK reveal what will happen.
Good evening. Multiple severe weather warnings are in place tonight and tomorrow, please check our warnings page: https://t.co/QwDLMfRBfs. We advise you keep up to date with your local travel information and follow the advice of local authorities and emergency services. ^Alex pic.twitter.com/P2M0DzPKr0— Met Office (@metoffice) March 1, 2018
Blizzard conditions will extend through Leinster, Munster & Connacht overnight in strong and gusty northeasterly winds; the heaviest snowfall will be along eastern & southern counties. Snow through Ulster will be mainly from showers. Lowest temperatures will be around 0 to -4°C pic.twitter.com/F7sVMYUORF— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 1, 2018