Snow-Ice Warning Issued For Ireland

Image Sam Boal

Image Sam Boal

From Thursday evening and into Friday, the north and northwest of the country have been put on alert for snow showers and icy conditions.

The warning is valid from Thursday, December 7 4pm to 6pm Friday, December 8.

A less severe snow and ice yellow warning has been issued for other counties further to the south, including Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath and Roscommon.

Met Eireann forecast snow showers for Thursday evening and on Friday, cautioning icy roads and footpaths.

The warning also covers counties Cavan, Monaghan, Longford, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.


Forecasters had earlier warned it will be "bitterly cold" for the rest of the week despite a mild day today.

Meanwhile, a status yellow wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry will remain in place until 8pm tonight.

Donegal is set for a cold snap with wintry showers, snow and freezing temperatures which will continue into next week. "Lowest temperatures -2 to +3 degrees, coldest inland in the north".

It is one of three weather warnings now in place around the country. It'll stay cold, but bright.

Road conditions will be in a poor state across the country and motorists are advised to be vigilant for ice and to slow down.

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