Friday's weather: Snow in Leinster and Ulster

Snow will turn to rain later

Newstalk, Snow, rain, Leinster, Ulster, weather forecast, Met Eireann

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Today

Snow in east Ulster and Leinster this morning will turn to rain later, but there will be accumulations in the morning on hills and mountains, and short-lived accumulations at lower levels too.

Elsewhere it will be mostly cloudy but mainly dry and this afternoon will be mostly dry everywhere with just isolated showers.

Temperatures this afternoon will be between 6 and 8 degrees and winds will be moderate to fresh northerly.

Tonight

Isolated wintry showers will continue overnight but overall it will be a largely dry night.

Northerly winds will continue although they will moderate somewhat.

Lowest temperatures will be between zero and plus 2 degrees.

Yellow Alert

There is a snow and ice warning in place for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.

Cold tonight with some frost and icy patches. Some sleet and snow showers at times too, especially on high ground, but there is also a risk at lower levels, with possibly between 1 and 3 cm locally. Parts of Ulster and Leinster are most at risk later tonight.

Issued:Thursday 03 March 2016 11:00
Valid:Friday 04 March 2016 00:01 to Friday 04 March 2016 10:00

This information is with thanks to Met Éireann