Met Office warns of ice and snow

Met Office warns of ice and snow

Met Office warns of ice and snow

The Met Office has put out a yellow weather warning for snow and ice from 12.05am until 12pm tomorrow (February 9).

Frosty and snowy showers will give predicted accumulation of 3 cm of snow, with a larger amount of snowfall expected on mountainous areas and on higher ground.

A wind warning is in place for Leinster, Munster and Co Galway until 8pm on Saturday.

Southwest to west winds will reach between 55-65 km/h with gusts up to 110 km/h possible.

Separately, a Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.

Tomorrow will be a colder and brighter day for many with spells of sunshine.

Daytime temperatures only 1 to 4 degrees with a wind chill effect from a gusty west to northwest wind.

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Friday night will start off mainly dry, with frost and icy patches developing.

As low pressure moves eastward into the North Sea, conditions will improve and brighten heading into Sunday, but temperatures will remain low in north-western regions.

The temperatures will reach highs of 1C to 4C, with moderate to fresh westerly winds.

Heavy rain is to first hit parts of the country on Saturday afternoon, before wintry weather affects the majority of Scotland at various times over the weekend.

Tuesday will have scattered showers and will continue to develop frost and ice into Wednesday morning.

While Monday is forecast to be relatively calm, it is expected to be followed by four days of heavy rain and bitter winds across the country. Sharp or severe frost and icy patches will develop at night.

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