Met Eireann issued a new status orange weather warning for seven counties this evening…
Met Eireann have issued a new status orange snow-ice warning for seven counties.
This follows a status yellow snow-ice warning for the entire country that was issued yesterday but some areas are now predicted to be hit much worse than expected.
The new status orange snow-ice warning is in place for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo and began at 4pm today (Thursday December 7th) and will remain in place until 6pm on Friday December 8th.
They are predicting accumulations of 4 to 8cm of snow in some areas, with larger amounts on higher ground.
Met Eireann are also urging people to take care on roads and footpaths in the icy conditions.
The RSA posted a video on how to take care on the road in such conditions to their social media pages.
Met Eireann have issued an orange weather warning for snow showers for CN, MN, DL, LD, LM, MO and SO this evening, tonight and during Friday with accumulations of 4 to 8cm expected with larger values accumulating on high ground. Beware of black ice. #SlowDown #StaySafe pic.twitter.com/ouUdHTsaoI— RSA Ireland (@RSAIreland) December 7, 2017
Yesterday Met Eireann issued a status yellow snow-ice warning for the entire country predicting up to 3cm of snow in some areas on Thursday and Friday.
That warning has now been updated to cover Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath and Roscommon and will also remain in place until 6pm tomorrow evening.
Status Yellow Snow Ice Warning for— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 7, 2017
Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath and Roscommon
Valid 1600 Thur to 1800 Friday
See https://t.co/9BeK3UcAwO pic.twitter.com/cp4NsmLjQT