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Snow, thunderstorms and freezing conditions forecast for Tuesday

By Darragh Murphy

February 11, 2020 at 9:24am


Add the possibility of thunderstorms to the snowy conditions that are forecast for Tuesday.

Met Eireann expects a bit of everything across the country on Tuesday; with sun, snow and even thunderstorms possible at stages.

A Status Yellow snow/ice warning remains in place for all of Ireland until midnight tonight while a Status Yellow wind warning is also valid for counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry until 8pm.

Met Eireann's national forecast for Tuesday reads: "Cold and icy this morning with snow lying in some areas, particularly across the western half of the country. Very windy again with a mix of sunny spells and further hail, sleet and snow showers with isolated thunderstorms.

"Highest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees but feeling colder in strong and gusty westerly winds. A combination of Spring Tides, strong onshore winds and high seas will result in a risk of coastal flooding along the Atlantic seaboard, especially around high tide.

"Wintry showers will continue for a time overnight but will tend to become confined to western and northern counties later in the night and turn increasingly to rain and hail. Frost and ice forming in many areas as the strong west to southwest breeze begins to moderate. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +2 degrees."

Wednesday is expected to remain unsettled around Ireland but temperatures will turn warmer from Thursday onwards.

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