• A nationwide weather warning for snow and ice is in force this morning and will last until at least the weekend.

    Met Éireann is advising that  it will be very cold this week with scattered wintry showers and some accumulations of snow expected.

    It warned there is the possibility of a "more significant spell of sleet and snow" on Thursday.

    The Status Yellow weather warning came into effect at 6am this morning and will remain in place until 6pm on Saturday.

    An update from Met Éireann on the weather warning is due later this morning.

    Met Éireann said there will be showers of hail, sleet and snow today, heaviest in the south-west, west and north. Temperatures will rise to just 2C to 5C before falling as low as -3C tonight.

  • Met Eireann says wintry showers and thunderstorms are likely in parts this week, as adverse weather conditions continue.

    The forecaster has warned of long spells of sleet and snow in northern parts, with temperatures dropping to between zero and one degree.

    Meteorologist with Met Eireann, Joanna Donnelly says the cold snap will last for a number of days.

  • From tonight temperatures are set to plummet across the country.

    A chilly blast of air from Siberia mean it could be the coldest February week for eight years.

    Snow is forecast from Tuesday in some parts and expected to last until Friday.

    The AA's Barry Aldworth is urging motorists to take extra care

  • Ireland is bracing itself for another cold snap as high pressure over Scandinavia continues to influence our weather for the next few days.

    The freezing winds from Scandinavia and Siberia, dubbed the 'Beast from the East', will bring "exceptionally cold" weather to Ireland, with mostly dry conditions at first with wintry showers becoming widespread next week.

    However, the East Coast of the country is expected to experience the brunt of it although freezing temperatures are expected along the west of Ireland as well.

    Next week will start with mainly dry conditions with some sunny spells but Met Eireann said it will feel very cold for this time of year with top temperatures of between 5C and 6C.

    It will feel very cold on Monday night with severe frost and the risk of wintry showers along northern and eastern coasts.

    Tuesday will see the weather take a turn for the worst with wintry showers becoming widespread. By Thursday it is likely to be "exceptionally cold" and Met Eireann have warned that daytime temperatures may hover at just above freezing or even below freezing in some places.

  • Met Eireann is forecasting that it will be a rather wintry week ahead with temperatures around 3C to 4C colder than we have been getting on average so far this month.

    The main theme is that it will be cold and frosty below-freezing at night with highs of around 5C during the days," according to a Met Éireann forecaster.

    Winter showers will feed in from Tuesday and Wednesday mainly in the west and north.

    There is also the possibility of sleet and snow over those days.

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    The country remains under a status yellow snow-ice weather warning until midnight tonight.

    Wintry showers are set to bring up to 3cm of snow in some areas.

    Larger accumulations of snow are expected on higher ground, especially in Ulster and Connacht.

    The AA are advising motorists to slow down and remember that stopping distances are up to ten times longer on icy roads.

  • The Government's Emergency Co-ordination Group for Severe Weather meets later.

    It has been convened after Met Eireann issued a warning on extreme cold weather conditions expected this week.

    Met Éireann is forecasting exceptionally cold weather this week.

    Air and ground temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees below normal, with significant wind chill and penetrating severe frosts.

    Snow showers, mainly affecting eastern areas tomorrow, will progressively become more widespread and heavier through midweek

    Authorities are warning the weather event is likely to have a significant and disruptive impact.

    The Housing Minister has acted on recommendations from the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management in his Department of Housing.

    Eoghan Murphy's convened the National Co-ordination Group for Severe Weather which will meet 10.30 this morning.

    Already steps are being taken so all homeless individuals and rough sleepers have shelter and accommodation

    While Irish Water has mobilised its Crisis Management arrangements.

  • Motorists are being advised of dangerous driving conditions across the region this evening due to snowfall and freezing temperatures.

    Gardai in Ballina say it has been snowing heavily the past couple of hours and conditions are deteriorating, while a similar situation is reported in Claremorris and the surrounding areas.

    There has been significant snowfall in the Roscommon Town area, also on the N5 from Tulsk down to Ballaghaderreen, where driving conditions are reported to be dangerous.

    The N17 between Ballinacarrow to Tubbercurry is now partially blocked due to accidents this evening.




  • A Roscommon TD says he wants answers from TII about what is happening in regards to the gritting of major routes in the county.

    There were very poor driving conditions on many roads in Roscommon this morning following snow overnight, including accidents on the N5 and N4 roads.

    Fianna Fail TD Eugene Murphy told Midwest News that he has received numerous complaints over the condition of some roads in Roscommon over the past number of days, but particularly overnight last night.

    He says Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) is responsible for telling Roscommon County Council and other local authorities which roads to grit and he wants answers as to why major routes in Roscommon appear not to have been gritted last night.

    Roscommon County Council confirmed that it did not grit roads in the county overnight on the basis of forecasts received from Met Eireann.

  • A national yellow weather alert has been issued for wet and windy weather with a risk of downpours. The warning comes into effect this evening at 5pm until 6am tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.

    Gusts of up to 110km/h are expected in coastal areas. Further build ups of snow are likely in north Connacht and west Ulster.

    Met Éireann says many areas will be mostly dry this morning with some wintry showers and sunny spells.

    Gardai are advising road users to take due caution this morning, as roads are described as hazardous across the region.

    Outbreaks of rain will develop along the Atlantic coast by the evening as winds will strengthen. Temperatures will be between 4-7 degrees.

    Snow and sleet are forecast for tonight before thundery downpours and heavy rain arrives.

    The cold weather will remain through tomorrow as scattered wintry showers continue with some sunny spells.

  • Gardai are warning motorists to exercise caution on the roads this morning.

    While most of the main roads have been gritted, snow and ice in some areas are making driving conditions hazardous.

    Caution is advised especially in the Claremorris area, where secondary roads are described as very icy, also on some secondary routes close to Castlebar and in the Castlerea area where Gardai say road conditions are very poor.

    Temperatures remain low across the region, so care is advised.  

  • Gardai are warning of dangerous driving conditions this morning due to snow and ice in many parts of the region.

    Gardai say conditions in the Ballina, Claremorris and Castlerea areas are especially slippery, while side roads in those areas are very dangerous.

    There has been a fresh fall of snow in Castlebar this morning too.

    There is frost in places around Bangor this morning also.

    Gardai are dealing with a collision on the Tuam Rd southbound between Milltown and Tuam at Castletown. Take care along this route; conditions are slippery due to snow.

    There are also icy conditions around Roscommon Town.

  • Heed the warnings from Gardaí and local authorities if taking to the roads today.

    That's the advice of the Road Safety Authority as snow and icy conditions take hold in many parts of the country. However as of yet, there are no problems being reported in this region.

    Met Eireann have a Status Yellow Warning for Snow and Ice in place until 6am tomorrow, while a status yellow wind warning is also in place for western coastal counties until midnight tonight.

  • Ice is affecting driving conditions and causing long delays - up to 2 hours - on the N17 at Achonry north of Tubbercurry. Gardai are advising motorists to avoid the area if at all possible.

  • Ireland West Airport Knock are advising passengers travelling to the airport today to take care following snow accumulations overnight.

    A Status yellow snow and ice warning remains in place for the country until 4pm this afternoon.

    IWAK told Midwest News that passengers should take extra care on the approach road coming into the airport today as conditions are challenging due to snowfall overnight.

  • Head of Communications at Mayo County Council, Martina Hughes has issued an update following a local crisis management team meeting earlier today. 

    Following snow overnight in much of the county, Mayo County Council gritting teams have been out since early morning dealing with main roads and priority routes across the County. 

    While main routes are treated they are encouraging the public to exercise caution on secondary routes that are not gritted. 

    Mayo County Council is monitoring weather conditions in the North Mayo area where significant snow fall overnight has left many sideroads in a challenging condition.  

    Again the message for the public in that particular area is to exercise caution. 

    The emergency contact numbers for specific area offices are listed on the Mayo County Council website.   Further updates from Mayo County Council will be posted across our social media channels.

  • Met Eireann has issued a Status Red Snow-Ice Alert for the five counties of Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Meath and Wicklow.

    As is the case with a red weather warning, schools in those counties are likely to close today and remain closed until the warning is lifted.

    Forecasters say total snowfall up to mid-day tomorrow could reach 25 cm ,while a status orange warning has been extended to Cork, Waterford and Wexford.

    It follows a very cold night, with snow showers in parts of the east, south and midlands.

    The West of Ireland has escaped most of the snow showers, however, it’s on the way, with snow falling in the past hour or two in areas of Co Roscommon and moving into East Mayo.

    Temperatures overnight dropped to between minus 2 and minus 5 across the West & Northwest, with minus 3 recorded at Knock Airport, and temperatures are not expected to rise above zero today.

    The arrival of Storm Emma tomorrow is set to bring heavy snowfall and gale force winds.


  • Motorists are being warned to take extra caution today, following heavy snowfall across the West.

    Temperatures dropped to minus four degrees in places overnight, and are expected to drop to between minus 1 and minus 4 tonight in Connacht.

    Heavy snow showers this morning are causing some difficulties for motorist, with reports coming in of a number of vehicles going off the road in locations across Co Mayo.

    While most main roads and motorways have been gritted, extra care is advised on secondary and local roads.

    The heavy snow is causing some disruption at Ireland West Airport Knock.

    While this morning's flight from Stansted landed, there was a delay in the Manchester flight arriving, and the Ryanair flight from Luton to Knock was diverted to Shannon.

    Passengers should check with their airline for updates.

    Met Eireann says today will see the heaviest snowfall, while drier weather is on the way for tomorrow and Saturday, but remaining very cold with severe frost at night.

  • Motorists are advised to take due caution on the roads as a yellow weather warning for snow and ice remains in place nationally until 11am this morning.

    Nonethelesss, there are no reports so far of any particularly dangerous stretches of road in the region this morning due to weather conditions.

    Forecasters are warning of cold conditions throughout the week.

    A status yellow weather warning has been in place nationwide since 9pm last night, with a snow-ice warning in place until 11am this morning.

    According to Met Éireann, icy and slippery conditions are expected due to the accumulation of ice and snow on untreated surfaces.

    Temperatures dropped to as low as -1C last night with a light or moderate west to north-west breeze.

    This morning is expected to bring a light dusting of snow in some parts of the country.

    The showers today will be of rain, hail, sleet and snow and snow showers most frequent in parts of the west and north of the country," Met Eireann is advising. "There will be top temperatures of just 3C to 6C, in moderate to fresh and gusty west to north-west winds but occasionally strong along coasts."

    Early forecasts for the rest of the week signal more frost and ice patches, with warmer days on the way through Thursday into Friday, before turning colder again.

  • The N5 Road between Tulsk and Ballinagare has reopened to traffic following the removal of a jack-knifed truck. Conditions remain slippery in that area so Gardai are advising motorists to exercise caution. 

    The N4 on the Boyle side of Carrick on Shannon is closed following an accident involving a lorry and a number of cars. Gardai say the road will remain closed for a number of hours.

    The Kiltimagh/Balla Rd (R342) has reopened to traffic after a truck overturned there yesterday evening.