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Two New Warnings Issued As 'Atlantic Depression' To Bring Snow And High Winds To Ireland Tonight

By James Fenton

June 18, 2018 at 11:19am

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Met Éireann has issued two fresh weather warnings on Wednesday morning with all 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland set to be affected.

The first is a Status Orange snow-ice warning and relates to Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan.

'An Atlantic depression will cross Ireland this evening and early tonight bringing a spell of snow on its northern flank. This will be followed by scattered snow showers later in the night and Thursday. At present, the main risk of appreciable accumulations is limited to Ulster.'

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The warning is in place from 6pm on Wednesday to 12 noon on Thursday. Meanwhile, a Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Munster, Leinster and Connacht which lasts from 5pm on Wednesday until 3am on Thursday.

'A fast moving Atlantic depression will cross Ireland this evening and early tonight bringing winds of 50 to 65km/h and gusts of 90 to 110km/h to many counties.

'Winds may temporarily exceed these values in exposed Atlantic coastal fringes for a time this evening. There is an increased risk of coastal flooding due to the combination of the high seas, strong winds and the low pressure.'

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