Met Éireann issues snow-ice warning for country

Offaly included in fresh snow and ice warning from Met Éireann

Met Eireann yesterday confirmed two Status Yellow wind alerts over the latest storm but today said accumulations of snow of up to 3cm could fall in places on Thursday and Friday.

Despite the mild conditions this morning, Met Éireann have warned that weather conditions are set to take a sharp turn on Thursday which will see freezing temperatures, as well as the risk of hail and thunder.

Forecasters say we're in for bitterly cold conditions until Sunday. There may be a light dusting of snow around the country, and it may stick in places in the north and northwest.

Road conditions will be in a poor state across the country and motorists are advised to be vigilant for ice and to slow down. High-sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds.

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Snow is forecast but it will not be as bad in coastal areas as it will be in inland areas.

It is one of three weather warnings now in place around the country.

The UK Met Office has named the storm Caroline.

"There will be devastating winds in some parts". Severe winds will affect parts of Scotland, but it will generate strong and blustery winds over Ireland also.

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