Met Éireann cancels several weather warnings

The alerts were issued for snow and wind earlier this week

Met Éireann cancels several weather warnings

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Weather warnings in place for snow, ice and wind have been cancelled by Met Éireann.

The alerts were upgraded earlier this week, having been originally issued Tuesday.

A status orange snow and ice warning was in place for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo - while a status yellow warning was issued for Munster, Leinster, Galway and Roscommon.

And a status yellow weather advisory was also put in place for the entire country, warning of wintry showers and falls of sleet and snow.

This advisory has also been cancelled.

The forecaster says today will see a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, mostly of rain and sleet. But there will be a few snow showers, mainly over high ground.

Showers will be more isolated in the east and southeast, with many areas here staying dry.

Friday night will remain very cold, with further showers mainly along Atlantic coasts and in the north.

It says some of them will be wintry in northern areas, but it will be mainly dry elsewhere.

Temperatures overnight could fall to -1 with frost and a risk of icy stretches, especially in the midlands and east.

Saturday will be less cold, with bright or sunny spells. There will also be some scattered showers - mainly in the southwest, west and north.

While Sunday will see scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle for a time early in the morning, then becoming largely dry.