Met Éireann has issued a “status yellow” weather warning for the country from 6pm this evening and warned people to be ready for the snow which is expected to hit tonight.
A status orange warning was issued for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo warning of very cold, wintry weather from 6pm Wednesday evening onwards until 6pm Friday night.
Showers of hail, sleet and snow will occur, with moderate accumulations to lower levels inland, more significant amounts on high ground, where there's a risk of drifting and blizzard conditions at times. Some scattered thunderstorms also.
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A status yellow warning was issued for or Munster, Leinster, Galway and Roscommon warning of cold, but not as severe wintry weather from 6pm Wednesday evening onwards until 6pm Friday night.
Showers of hail, sleet and snow will occur, with some accumulations to lower levels, but especially over high ground. Showers will be more scattered in south Leinster and along the east coast of Leinster. Icy conditions also.
"The heaviest of the snowfall is most likely over Ulster, Connacht, north Leinster and west Munster and especially so on high ground".