Snow-Ice warning upgraded to status orange for Donegal

Cheryl Sanders
December 7, 2017

Met Éireann warn it will be "very cold again" on Friday, with a few sunny spells, but with occasional wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow.

In the same week that Met Éireann has predicted snowfall and icy roads in some parts of the country, new research by Liberty Insurance suggests almost three in four Irish drivers (74%) do not feel confident when driving in poor weather conditions.

The warning is valid from 4:00p.m. on Thursday through to 6:00pm on Friday.

Met Eireann yesterday confirmed two Status Yellow wind alerts over the latest storm but today said accumulations of snow of up to 3cm could fall in places on Thursday and Friday.

However, that has now been upgraded to a higher status orange warning for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

Met Eireann's forecast for Munster is: Cold and breezy tonight with clear spells.

Rain will spread northeast across the country on Saturday night.

Higher ground in the Midlands is particularly at risk of snow showers over the coming hours.

Heavy snow is set to hit Leeds and across Yorkshire on Sunday - leading to disruption on roads, rails and even air travel. "Lowest temperatures -2 to +3 degrees, coldest inland in the north". Severe frost after dark. Scattered wintry showers also - mainly near coasts.

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