Published: Tue, January 29, 2019
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Snow-Ice Warning Issued For Ireland By Met Eireann

Snow-Ice Warning Issued For Ireland By Met Eireann

Met Eireann says the warning will become valid from tomorrow morning at 6am. Maximum temperature 4 °C. The conditions for snow are so volatile that they can't be as accurately predicted as other types of weather.

"Road users should exercise caution when travelling, not only due to the risk of ice and frost but also due to the possibility of debris remaining on roads from the winds last night".

Temperatures on Tuesday evening are expected to fall to around -1 degrees overnight.

"A patchy covering of 1-2cm is possible at low levels, although some places will see no snow at all".

Met Eireann states that Monday will see scattered outbreaks of rain with some sleet on higher ground.

Snow is expected to finish at midday on Wednesday. Westerly winds will be fresh and gusty, with icy roads.

It's a very cold start to the working week on the Yorkshire coast, with wintry showers and freezing temperatures on Monday morning.

Met Éireann's warning states: "This evening and overnight, very strong north to northwest winds will reach mean speeds of 60 to 65 km/hr with gusts of 100 to 110 km/hr".

"As always with snow forecasting, the details will be tricky, especially for the London area". In higher spots, where snow is lying, we might see -12C on Wednesday night'.

The coldest temperature a year ago was -14.2C (6.4F) at Faversham in Kent on February 28, while the record United Kingdom low is -27.2C (-17F), in Braemar in both February 1895 and January 1982, and Altnaharra in December 1995. There will be showers of hail and sleet, mainly affecting the west and north where some snow is likely as well.

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