Nation braces itself as Met Éireann issues TWO weather warnings

A three-carriage train battles through a blizzard at Slochd in the Highlands

Issued at 5am on Monday morning, the warning will come into effect at 6pm on Monday and remain in place until 4am on Tuesday, with temperatures set to drop below freezing again on Monday night and remain low throughout Tuesday afternoon.

A Status Yellow snow and ice warning has been issued for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Letrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary and Waterford.

Snow accumulations of up to 3am are expected, which will lead to hazardous conditions on roads and footpaths until early on Tuesday, according to Met Éireann.

Monday morning will be mainly dry, cold and frosty with icy patches - but any frost, mist or fog will gradually clear.

The weather warning was issued this morning (Monday, February 5) at 5:00am; it will be valid from 6:00pm this evening until 4:00am tomorrow morning. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees with light breezes.

"Frost and ice will form also leading to hazardous conditions on roads and footpaths", Met Éireann said.

"Tomorrow morning will see wintry showers of sleet and snow", he continued.

Tuesday will be cold and bright with sunny spells and wintry showers predicted - which will be most frequent in the west and north.

The lowest temperatures will hit is -4C to +1C.

"A very very cold and frosty night and a cold and frosty start to Monday", said Ms Donnelly.

Motorists and pedestrians have been warned to expect possible snow falls, ice and severe frost for the next two days.

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