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Met Eireann under major pressure as some areas warranted orange snow weather warning that never came




While acknowledging that warnings were issued “at very short notice” and that Status Orange alerts were merited in certain places, Met Éireann said it was “not surprised” that snow fell across the nation this morning given projections for a combination of rain and sleet in recent days, reports RTE.

This morning, heavy snowfall in numerous counties caused significant traffic disruptions and the closing of some schools.

For the counties of Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Wexford, Wicklow, and all of Munster, a Status Yellow snow and ice warning is in effect.

A band of rain is expected to continue moving southward and, in certain areas, develop into sleet and snow, according to the alert. It is operational till 6:00 p.m, reports RTE.

For Dublin, Louth, Meath, and Wicklow, a separate Status Yellow rain warning is in place until three in the morning tomorrow.

Met Éireann has also issued a statewide Status Yellow ice warning, indicating potentially dangerous travel conditions from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. tomorrow.

Senior Met Éireann forecaster Gerry Murphy stated on RTÉ’s News At One that while snowfall was predicted, the potential of heavier snowfall wasn’t evident until last night.

“Which means that overnight snow warnings were issued at that point. They were very short notice absolutely, and that was not much comfort for people struggling through snow this morning in rush hour,” he said, reports RTE.

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