Met Éireann upgraded its weather warnings on Tuesday with a number of alerts issued for the coming days.
Snow and sub-zero temperatures have returned to parts of Ireland after several days of arctic weather ended at the weekend, reports The Mirror.
A new Status Yellow weather warning has been issued for snow and ice for Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Leitrim and Sligo.
This comes into effect from 6 pm on Tuesday and remains till 12 noon on Wednesday. Met Éireann said: “Lying snow and freezing temperatures Tuesday evening and Tuesday night. Falls of sleet and snow Wednesday morning could produce some temporary accumulations. Potential impacts include icy roads and paths and hazardous travelling conditions,” reports The Mirror.
A second Status Yellow weather warning has also been issued for rain affecting Cork, Kerry and Waterford.
The alert starts at 6 pm on Wednesday and lasts till 6 am on Thursday. It read: “Prolonged rainfall through Wednesday and Wednesday night. Potential impacts include localised flooding and difficult travelling conditions,” reports The Mirror.
Bitter cold weather is expected to last well into Wednesday before a major U-turn.
The national forecaster has pinpointed Thursday as being “a mild and breezy day” with temperatures pushing to 16C at times,” reports The Mirror.
Its forecast for this weekend reads: “Rather mixed with clear spells and showers but with light enough winds overland. Temperatures are likely to slip back though with colder nights lending to some frost and possible ice,” reports The Mirror.
It’s forecast for St Patrick’s Day reads: “Current indications suggest it will be a showery day on St. Patrick’s Day. There will be a mix of sunny spells and showers, some of heavy and prolonged. Relatively mild with highest temperatures of 12 to 15 or 16 degrees, in moderate to fresh southerly winds with best values away from southern counties,” reports The Mirror.
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