Wednesday's weather: Scattered wintry showers

Status Yellow snow and ice warning in place for the country

Newstalk, Status Yellow snow and ice warning, wintry showers, Met Éireann

Snow-covered hills across Coverdale in the Yorkshire Dales as horses and their riders make their way to the gallops on Middleham Moor following overnight snowfall. Picture by: John Giles / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Today

A chilly start to today with frost, fog and icy stretches as the last of the rain, sleet and snow clears the East coast soon after daybreak.

Scattered wintry showers in the West will become more widespread in the morning but will die out again to leave a dry afternoon for most parts with spells of winter sunshine.

Feeling cold throughout, with highest temperatures of just 4 to 7 degrees, in mostly moderate westerly breezes. More showers will push into Atlantic fringes towards evening.

There is a Status Yellow snow and ice warning in place this morning.

Weather warning

Rain turning increasingly to sleet and snow as it clears slowly Eastwards overnight and early on Wednesday, with few cms accumulation especially on high ground but at some lower levels too.

Icy stretches in the clearance with some wintry showers following to Western parts later.

Issued:Wednesday 17 February 2016 02:00
Valid:Wednesday 17 February 2016 02:00 to Wednesday 17 February 2016 11:00

Tonight

Scattered showers continuing in western coastal areas tonight but generally clear and very cold elsewhere with lowest temperatures between zero and -3 degrees leading to frost and icy stretches.

Some mist and freezing fog patches possible also.

This information is with thanks to Met Éireann