Snow warning for Donegal comes into force later

Offaly included in fresh snow and ice warning from Met Éireann

A wind warning has been put in place in Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry from 3 am this morning to 8 pm Thursday evening.

IRISH weather chiefs have issued a new snow-ice warning for the entire country ahead of Storm Caroline blowing in.

Sleet and snow will continue to fall into Saturday night, mainly over northern areas, while it will remain cold across the country.

Winds will remain strong and there will be a minimum temperature of around -2 °C. Northwest winds will stay strong and gusty.

Meteorologists at Ronaldsway say such showers are hard to predict, but that 10cm to 15cm of snow is possible over higher ground, with 2cm to 5cm in lower areas.

We could end up with 1-5cm of snow in some places and even up to a 10cm in other areas.

The wind is expected to ease during the course of the day. "A widespread sharp ground frost will form during clear spells with icy patches forming widely". "Icy stretches too. North and North West counties will be most at risk, as well as higher ground elsewhere".

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