UPDATE: Met Eireann issue TWO new weather warnings17th Jan 18 | News
Met Eireann issued a status orange and a status yellow warning this morning
Met Eireann has issued two new weather warnings this morning with more snow, cold temperatures and wind on the way.
The forecaster issued a status orange snow-ice weather warning for Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal which comes into effect at 6pm this evening until 12pm tomorrow.
STATUS ORANGE— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 17, 2018
Snow-ice Warning for Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal
Wednesday 17 January 2018 18:00
Thursday 18 January 2018 12:00
Please see https://t.co/9BeK3UcAwO for details. pic.twitter.com/GJ4Bz9hD0E
The second warning is a status yellow wind warning for Munster, Connacht and Leinster which warns of gusts up tp 110km/h in some parts of the country from this evening at 5pm to 3am on Thursday.
Although Storm Fionn has passed over Ireland, it looks like more strong winds, rain and snow could be on the way.
Speaking on Morning Ireland on RTE Radio 1 Clara Finkele of Met Eireann said: "Winds will further moderate this afternoon ahead of the next depression early this evening, do check for further warnings on Met Eireann's website.”
"Heavy and persistent rain and winds will increase to gale force along the west coast. Rain will spread further inland this evening and possibly turn to sleet and snow over Ulster and north Leinster this evening and tonight, when it will become very windy.”
"However in the north, rain will turn to snow and sleet, with a risk of significant accumulations of snow.”
"We can expect lowest temperatures of zero to 4 degrees, with a risk of frost this evening. Temperatures will be very mild for a time over midnight over the southern half of the country."