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Nationwide snow-ice warning issued for Sunday

Nationwide snow-ice warning issued for Sunday

A status yellow wind warning has been issued for the entire provinces of Munster and Leinster, as well as Galway, with southwest to west winds expected to reach mean speeds of between 55 and 65 km/h, with gusts up to 110 km/h possible on Saturday afternoon and evening.

A Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and ice has been extended into next week.

Sunday will be very cold with more wintry showers on the way particularly in parts of Connacht.

Frost and icy patches will develop overnight, with lowest temperatures of -3 to 0 degrees.

"Next week, the weather will remain in its changeable phase, going between milder and colder spells with further spells of snow". "Snow will settle on higher ground". Isolated showers will continue into the afternoon.

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Monday will be slightly warmer with daytime temperatures between 4-7 degrees. Highest temperatures will range from 4°C to 6°C.

"Most of us will see snow and rain, and there's going to be a lot of wind".

After overnight snowfall turned swathes of the country white, the United Kingdom was warned it faces this winter's coldest spell of yet in the north-east of Scotland, where temperatures are expected to plummet to -8C today. Frost and icy patches will develop also. Highest temperatures will range from 9°C to 12°C.

Met office forecasters told Brits to brace for travel chaos, with icy roads and strong winds set to bring traffic to a standstill in places.

Met Éireann are forecasting a snowy start to Saturday night, as wintry showers move in from the west.


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