Latest Weather Update

Latest Weather Update

Latest Weather Update

SNOWFALL WARNING: 5-10cm POSSIBLE:DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS: This morning is so far the coldest of 2015 with overnight temperatures reaching as low as -5 degrees Celsius. At present high cloud is continuing to push eastwards across the region and will continue to thicken as the day progresses. Highest temperatures today will range between 1 and possibly 3 degrees Celsius. A band of precipitation will begin effecting the west coast through the afternoon before pushing eastwards and effecting the very western fringes of the Midlands by this evening. As the precipitation interacts with the very cold air across the region its likely that this precipitation will turn to snow.

The River Nore in an icy embrace

To remain frigidly cold all day today!

There again remains the chance that the snow may turn to sleet across the very south and south west of the region as temperatures rise by a degree or so. Areas such as Longford, Cavan, North Roscommon, Westmeath and East Offaly have a 90% chance of seeing snowfall between 5 and 10cm. West Offaly and Laois have a 70% chance of seeing snowfall of 5-10 cm in depth. Areas of high ground above 200 metres will without doubt experience snowfall from this weather system. Areas such as the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Cuilcagh Mountains, Curlew Mountains, Slieve Cairn, Mullaghmeen, the hills of Westmeath and Laois. There is the risk that upland areas may see upto 12 cm of snowfall.

Road conditions today, tonight and tomorrow will be treacherous right across the region with extreme caution advised. Upland routes in particular will be badly affected by the snowfall and icy conditions. Tomorrow will be bitterly cold with a risk of showery precipitation spreading across the region tomorrow evening and overnight with a renewed risk of snowfall. I will provide another update on today’s possible snowfall through the afternoon. Take care if you are out and about across the region this morning. Kindest regards as always, Cathal.

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