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Met Eireann Issues Flood Warning As Snow Starts To Melt

By kaylawalsh

March 3, 2018 at 1:43pm

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Storm Emma has been and gone and snow has mostly stopped falling by now, but don't go breathing a sigh of relief just yet. 

Met Eireann has warned that heavy rain and sleet combined with melting snow could lead to some localised flooding later today. 

A Status Orange weather warning is in place for Munster, Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan until 6pm this evening. 

"Widespread treacherous surfaces due to ice and lying snow," said Met Eireann. 

"Rain will begin to spread from the south today and this will start the melting process with potential flooding. Updates will follow.

There is also a Yellow weather warning in place for Connaught and Donegal. 

Rain will start in southern counties this afternoon and extend gradually northwards, with temperatures rising to between 3 and 6 degrees. 

Tonight will be bitterly cold again, with some patchy sleet and snow in the south and southeast. 

Tomorrow there will be more rain and an ongoing risk of flooding. 

Gardai have warned the public that roads are still very dangerous, and you should not drive unless it's absolutely necessary. 

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