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A snow/ice warning has been issued for Ireland

By Darragh Murphy

February 24, 2020 at 3:31pm

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A Status Yellow snow/ice warning has been issued for Ireland.

Met Eireann issued the weather warning on Monday afternoon, forecasting wintry showers on Tuesday which would lead to icy patches.

The snow/ice warning will come into effect at 6am on Tuesday morning and will remain valid right through to 9am on Wednesday morning.

The warning reads: "Wintry showers, mainly of hail and sleet, will become increasingly widespread during Tuesday leading to icy patches. Some snow accumulations will also occur."

Snow is forecast in many parts of the country in the coming 24 hours, particularly over high ground.

Added to the risk of snow showers is the potential for thunder on Tuesday, which will be a cold and windy day.

The national forecast for Tuesday reads: "Tomorrow, Tuesday, will be a cold and windy day, with sunny spells and widespread blustery showers. Some of the showers will have a wintry mix of hail and sleet, with the risk of some snow showers, mainly over high ground.

"There is also a risk of thunder. Daytime highs of just 3 to 6 degrees, in mainly moderate to fresh westerly winds, but winds will increase strong to gale force and gusty near Atlantic coasts later."

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