Nationwide snow-ice warning issued for Sunday

It is one of three status yellow warnings for this weekend

Nationwide snow-ice warning issued for Sunday

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Updated 15.45, 11/02/18

Met Éireann has issued a yellow snow-ice warning for the entire country for Sunday.

The status warning will be in effect until 6am Monday, with forecasters expecting accumulations of up to 3cm of snow.

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

The warning came into effect last night, and remains in place throughout Sunday.

Liz Gavin, meteorologist with Met Éireann, explained on Saturday: "Our weather is going to change unsettled and generally cold for the coming two days ahead, and there's a continued risk of snow."

It was one of three status yellow weather warnings in place this weekend, with wind and rain warnings for parts of the country lifted after coming into effect on Saturday.