Met Eireann upgrades snow and ice warning to Status Orange

If you are heading out on the roads in the next 24 hours, watch out for snow and ice.

A snow-ice warning for much of the nothern half of the country has just been upgraded by Met Eireann to Status Orange.

It applies to Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

Between four and eight centimetres of snow are expected this evening, tonight and tomorrow.

The RSA is reminding people to clear windows and mirrors before setting off and to carry a scraper and de-icer.

Drivers should brake gently and leave plenty of distance from the vehicle in front, as stopping distances are 10 times longer in ice and snow.

Temperatures are already dropping and wintry showers are expected in places after dark.

File photo.

Met Eireann Meteorologist Pat Clark says the early hours of this evening will probably be okay for commuters.

He said: "The further into the nights hours you go, the more tricky it is going to become, but in Ulster the showers could turn into sleet and snow quite readily once it gets dark.

"After tea and before midnight there could be wintry showers of sleet and snow turning up almost anywhere.

"In Ulster from the word go after dark, Connacht, the Midlands and Leinster in the mid to late evening and then from midnight on in parts of Munster and south Leinster."


More in this Section

Paddy Jackson attends court hearing ahead of rape trial

Teacher dismissed due to allegations by students can continue to look for teaching jobs, court rules

Jury retires for weekend after failing to reach verdict in Dublin stairwell stabbing murder trial

Taoiseach: My position on abortion 'has evolved over time'


 

Join the conversation - comment here

House rules for comments - FAQ

 

Today's Stories

‘Electrical appliances a fire risk when you’re out of house’, says senior fireman

Defilement left vulnerable teenager ‘in a very dark place’

Minister Eoghan Murphy supports Eighth Amendment reforms

Protest over guesthouse use as asylum centre

Lifestyle

Review: N.E.R.D - No One Ever Really Dies: Their finest album to date

Everyone's mad at Google - Sundar Pichai has to fix it

Scenes from the analogue city - Memories of Limerick from the late 80s and early 90s

Ask Audrey: 'I heard that Viagra fumes from Pfizer’s were causing stiffys below in Ringaskiddy'

More From The Irish Examiner