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Warning of snow and hail showers in eastern counties as cold snap continues

Hail and snow showers are expected in eastern counties today, as the cold snap continues. A statu...
Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

08.47 10 Feb 2021


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Warning of snow and hail showe...

Warning of snow and hail showers in eastern counties as cold snap continues

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

08.47 10 Feb 2021


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Hail and snow showers are expected in eastern counties today, as the cold snap continues.

A status yellow snow / ice warning is in effect for Dublin, Kildare, Wexford, Wicklow, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan and Waterford until 9pm.

Met Éireann is warning there will be some snow accumulations in places, as well as icy stretches on untreated surfaces.

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It comes ahead of a separate snow/ice warning for most of the country tomorrow, when a band of sleet and snow is expected to lead to snow accumulations of up to 5cm in some areas.

That warning covers Munster, Connacht and Leinster, and is currently set to be in place for 24-hours from 8am tomorrow.

It follows several days of cold weather and snow/ice warnings for different parts of the country.

Meanwhile, forecasters are continuing to forecast very cold conditions throughout the country, with highest temperatures of 1 to 3 degrees.

Temperatures will drop as low as -4 degrees overnight.

People are being warned to expect hazardous conditions on roads and paths.

Brian Farrell from the Road Safety Authority says show showers could be an issue for drivers throughout today.

He said: “Visibility can be greatly reduced if there’s heavy snowfall - it’s important you turn on your dipped headlights and fog lights if visibility is reduced.

“Critically, don’t drive on the taillights of the vehicle in front… this can give you a false sense of security, and you could end up driving too close.”

He said the advice for all drivers on icy or snowy roads is “gently does it… slow down”.

Main image: File photo. Picture by: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

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