Snow warning for Donegal comes into force later

Henrietta Brewer
December 7, 2017

A status yellow wind warning is in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry.

Last night Met Eireann issued a status yellow snow-ice warning for the entire country which will come into force later today.

The weather forecasters say it will be generally dry to begin with winter sunshine, but scattered rain and hail showers will start to feed across the country in a northwest direction.

"The showers will turn increasingly wintry with falls of hail and snow - especially in the north, and a few will push further south this evening". Highest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees are forecasted.

The wind is expected to ease during the course of the day.

The Met Office has issued an amber "be prepared" weather warning for northern Scotland on Thursday.

An update on the Met Office website reads: 'A spell of heavy snow is possible over some central parts of the United Kingdom during Sunday.

There will also be icy stretches with north and northwest counties most at risk.

The Met Office is also warning people that temperatures are likely to drop below freezing overnight causing hazardous icy services.

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