WEATHER - STORM FIONN set to blow in freezing rain and 120km/h winds

Michelle Hogan


Michelle Hogan

Met Eireann has issued four different weather warnings as Storm Fionn approaches Ireland and the UK.

A sub-zero winter storm is on the cards for Storm Fionn with gales and polar showers across the country from today.

Met Eireann issued a Status Orange wind warning for counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clasre, Cork and Kerry.

The Atlantic coastal countries can expect winds of up to 80km/h and gusts up to 120km/h.

The warning will remain in place from 3pm Tuesday until 3am on Wednesday morning.

Watch Heavy snow shower in Portlaoise as Met Eireann warning in place.

A Snow-ice Warning remains in place for all of Ireland until 3:00am on Wednesday morning.

Snow showers will affect Ulster and Connacht tonight and will extend to most other areas late in the night and during Tuesday morning.

Some accumulations of snow are likely, especially in northern and western areas and over hills elsewhere, along with some slippery conditions.

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