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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.

  • Met Éireann's extended its national Status Yellow alert for snow and ice until tomorrow morning.

    Wintry showers are expected to spread from the southwest to all counties throughout the day.

    Drivers are being warned to be particularly careful.

    Met Éireann forecaster Elizabeth Coleman says cold air is still holding strong over Ireland:

  • Motorists are being advised to exercise caution on the roads this morning. While most main routes appear to have been treated - some secondary routes are reported as being icy. 

    A Status Yellow snow-ice warning remains in place until midday tomorrow. It remains very cold this morning with frost and ice on untreated surfaces.

    Particular care is advised on secondary and local routes, in sheltered areas and on higher ground, where ice and frost may linger. 


  • Met Eireann has issued a national status Yellow Drought warning as the warm dry weather looks set to continue.

    Householders across the country are being advised to keep sun creams and cool drinks at the ready as the country can expect another week of hot weather.

    However, Met Éireann stressed that the coming days won’t see a return to the near-record temperatures of last week – when Ireland experienced 32C.

    The coming week will see temperatures of between 22C and 27C with the best of the weather in the east, south-east and midlands. The south and west are likely to see some cloudier conditions with the odd shower.

    But Met Éireann has warned that little or no significant rainfall is predicted for Ireland over the next five days, with a Status Yellow drought warning now in place.

    The drought warning will remain in place until July 6 – though farmers and livestock owners are worried it could be extended still further.

    Today, temperatures are expected to rise to almost 27C in parts of the country though some areas may prove cooler due to haze and cloud.Coastal areas will again be several degrees cooler due to sea breezes.

    The Department of Agriculture and Coillte again warned that a Status Red forest fire alert remains in place.

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    A status yellow snow-ice warning has been issued for Ireland from midnight tonight until midnight tomorrow.

    Met Eireann says wintry showers will give accumulations of up to 3 cm of snow, with larger amounts on higher ground.

    There's also a status yellow wind warning in place for Munster, Leinster and Galway from 3pm this afternoon until 8pm this evening.

    Gusts of up to 110 km per hour are expected.

    Separately there is a rainfall warning for the day for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.


    A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for more than half the country with heavy rain forecast to fall from tonight.

    The warning for all of Connacht, and counties Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary is valid from 9pm tonight until noon tomorrow.

    Heavy rain will develop overnight leading to accumulations of 25-35 mm in places.

    Met Eireann says the rain may turn to snow for a time.



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    A status yellow snow and ice warning has been issued for this evening.

    A band of wintry showers will sweep across the country later, as temperatures plummet once again.

    Counties Sligo, Leitrim ,Roscommon are among a number of counties where accumulations of  snow is likely after 6pm tonight.

    Met Eireann is urging motorists to drive with due caution from this evening,

    Early this morning heavy fog was reported in the Castlebar area, with black ice reported in parts of North Mayo.

  • A status yellow rainfall warning remains in place for 16 counties this morning until midday.

    It affects all of Connacht as well as Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.

    Up to 35 millimetres of rain is expected to fall - leading to some spot flooding in places.

    Heavy rain will turn to snow this morning and will lead to poor driving conditions in County Donegal, where a snow-ice warning's in place.



  • The status orange wind warning now applies to just Wexford, Donegal, Cork and Waterford.

    Gusts of up to 120 kilometres per hour are expected due to Storm Deirdre this afternoon and evening in those counties.

    While there's a status yellow wind alert for Connacht, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan.

    A status yellow rainfall warning also remains in place for the country with up to 50 millimetres of rain expected.