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Snow and ice warning issued as temperatures plunge

Snow and ice warning issued as temperatures plunge

Met Eireann said the orange weather warning will remain in place until 6pm on Friday.

And as Storm Caroline looks set to blow in, gusts of up to 110kph are forecast for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry today as weather chiefs issued a Status Yellow warning until 11pm tonight.

The only county that has not received a warning is Galway.

Forecasters had earlier warned it will be "bitterly cold" for the rest of the week despite a mild day today.

The warning states: "This could lead to road, rail and air travel delays, with the potential for vehicles to become stranded or public transport to be cancelled".

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Met Éireann says there'll be scattered snow showers later on Thursday, overnight and into Friday. "Lowest temperatures -2 to +3 degrees, coldest inland in the north".

There are two weather warnings in place as unsettled weather approaches Ireland. Temperatures will be low and it will stay cold for most of next week.

"There will be a cold spell for the next ten days". It will turn increasingly wintry with biting north-west winds.

The Road Safety Authority has cautioned motorists to expect the unexpected with high winds and icy conditions. There may be a light dusting of snow around the country, and it may stick in places in the north and northwest.


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