Warning to motorists as snow and ice forecast

Cheryl Sanders
March 21, 2017

A yellow severe weather warning has been issued and is set to affect most parts of the country as the spring season officially begins.

It adds: "Showers on Monday evening, overnight and into Tuesday morning will fall increasingly as snow and hail, with accumulations mainly on hills but locally to lower levels too".

"Some unsafe driving conditions can be expected as road temperatures are likely to be close to freezing or below", the warning reads. There'll be highs of 7 to 10 C., in fresh and gusty westerly winds.

Traffic Scotland has also warned motorists across Scotland to take extra care on roads.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for the north of the United Kingdom for snow and ice overnight on Monday and into Tuesday.

"Remember, stopping distances are 10 times longer in ice and snow".

Gales have been forecast for the northwest coast for Tuesday morning and it is set to be very cold everywhere with temperatures several degrees below average.

Tomorrow will be cold, with sunny spells and possible further showers of rain, sleet and hail.

Tuesday night features more wintry showers in places with the risk of more prolonged wintry showers in parts of Leinster and Munster. Lowest temperatures between +1 and -4 degrees. It's likely to become milder by day with sunshine, but nights will stay cold with an ongoing chance of frost.

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