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Met Éireann have issued a wind warning for 9 counties

Met Éireann have issued a wind warning for 9 counties

This is in addition to it's previous yellow alert for snow and ice across 18 counties which will gradually clear northeastwards by morning. Snow accumulations are expected across the hills, and perhaps also to some lower levels.

The Met Office's chief forecaster added: "A weather system is expected to bring a spell of snow to parts of the United Kingdom on Friday".

"Occurring for a time in parts of Munster between 7am and 4pm and for a time in parts of Leinster, Connacht and Ulster from 4pm onwards".

This will lead to icy conditions on any untreated surfaces and there's also the possibility of snow showers.

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As much as 4in could land on higher ground. The winds will be accompanied by heavy rain and snow, though the indications are that the northern half of the country will be most affected.

Frost and icy patches will come in early tonight with scattered wintry showers.

The snow will then turn to sleet in a lot of these areas with light winds before the sub-zero temperatures kick in again in the night.

However, the forecast is that temperatures are set to rise a few degrees as we approach the New Year, although it will still feel chilly in blustery conditions.


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