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19/10/2021

SNOW, ICE, WIND Status Yellow Weather Warnings in force Met Éireann

snow ice weather warnings met éireann

Snow in Laois in Kilminchy, Portlaoise in early December.

Snow, ice and wind weather warnings are in effect for all of Ireland as snow showers have reached the midlands.

Met Éireann's has issued three Status Yellow Weather warnings.

A wind Warning is in place for westerly winds will reach mean winds speeds of 55 to 65 km/h giving gusts of 90 to 110km/h.

In western coastal counties winds may be even stronger temporarily later this afternoon and evening with severe gusts.

The warning is valid from Tuesday, January 16 from 5:30am to 3am Wednesday, January 17.

A snow-ice warning  is also active. Met Éireann says snow showers were initially due to hit Ulster and Connacht extending to most other areas during Tuesday morning. Some accumulations of snow are likely with some slippery conditions.

The warning is valid until 3am Wednesday, January 17.

SNOW SHOWER IN PORTLAOISE

A third Status Yellow alert is in place for counties right along the west coast - Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

High or very high seas are going to affect the Atlantic Seaboard over the next few days, leading to an increased risk of coastal flooding.

The warning is valid until Thursday, January 18.

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