status yellow warning

  • A status yellow warning for snow and ice remains in place for Ireland until Saturday, with showers of hail, sleet and snow forecast.

    Met Eireann is warning that most part of the country will be hit by snowfall today.

    There will be widespread outbreaks of heavy rain spreading in a north-easterly direction. However, Met Éireann said these showers would turn to sleet or snow as the day progresses.

    The snow is likely to be heaviest over much of Munster and south Leinster, with the forecaster warning of some "significant accumulations" in places.

    Meteorologist Vincent O'Shea said the snow would be predominantly confined to higher ground, but there was a risk that some inland areas would also be affected.

    The band of weather will clear southwards later in the evening, with overnight temperatures between -2C and -5C.

    Tomorrow is expected is be significantly drier with spells of sunshine.

    However, Met Éireann predicts tomorrow night will be "bitterly cold" as temperatures fall to -4C, with a severe frost and icy conditions.

    Some sunny weather is expected on Saturday morning. But the frost and ice will return once again later that night.

  • A status yellow fog warning is in place across the country until eleven o'clock this morning.

    Met Eireann is warning of dense patches in certain areas.

    Heavy fog is making driving conditions difficult in particular in the East Mayo area this morning.

    Motorists are advised to drive with extra care, using fog lights when necessary.

  • A status yellow rainfall warning is in place for Connacht, Donegal, Clare and Kerry.

    Met Eireann says heavy rain is expected during this afternoon and evening.

    It's forecasting up 30 millimetres to fall over a short period of time.

    The warning is in place until 9 o'clock this evening.

  • A status yellow snow / ice warning is in place for six counties this morning.

    Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, and Donegal, are affected until midnight tonight.

    Hail, snow and ice are expected in those counties which could lead to hazardous driving conditions.

    Meanwhile a status yellow wind warning is in place for Donegal until 5pm.

  • A nationwide status yellow snow-ice warning has been issued for the rest of this week.

    Met Eireann says it will be very cold this week with scattered wintery showers - the worst of which are expected on Thursday.

    The snow-ice warning will be in effect from tomorrow morning until Saturday evening.

  • A Status Yellow Snow/Ice Warning is in place for the entire country until 12 noon today.

    Gardaí are reporting icy conditions in many areas this morning, particularly in parts of the west and north of the country.

    A yellow alert for snow and ice has been in place overnight, and is valid up until midday.

    Met Eireann is warning of snow showers in the southwest, west and north, while icy conditions are expected in all areas.

    Drivers are being warned it can take up to ten times longer to stop in snow or icy conditions.

  • Two separate status yellow weather warnings are in operation along the west and north-west this morning.

    A yellow rain alert is in place, since 3am this morning across  counties Mayo, Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo, with Met Eireann forecasting up to 35 millimetres of rain to fall, with the risk of river flooding.

    While in counties Mayo, Galway and Donegal - a status yellow wind warning is in operation since the same time this morning with gusts of up to 95 kilometres an hour possible.

    Both weather alerts remain in place until 3am tomorrow ( Saturday) morning.

  • Met Eireann has issued status yellow wind and rainfall warnings for Mayo, ahead of a very wet and windy day tomorrow.

    A status yellow rainfall warning applies to Mayo, Galway and 11 other counties in the east and south, with heavy rain leading to accumulations of between 25 and 4 mm - possibly more in mountainous areas.

    That warning applies from 6am to 6pm tomorrow.

    And a status yellow wind warning is in place for Connacht and Munster, with southeasterly winds gusting to between 90 and 110 km/h tomorrow - possibly higher in coastal areas.

    The wind warning applies from 4am to 3pm tomorrow.