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17th Jan 2018

‘Heavy and persistent’ The latest weather forecast is pretty miserable

Icy conditions caused numerous delays this morning

Olivia Hayes

We’re in for another cold one.

Be cautious and leave extra time to get to work, school or college as we’re in for an icy one this morning.

Forecasters have a Status Yellow wind warning in place for Munster, Leinster and Galway and are predicting very strong winds throughout the day.

A national weather warning is also in effect, as is a weather advisory warning. There is a Status Orange warning in place for gale force winds.

There is also risk of flooding in some areas after Storm Fionn created blizzard-like conditions overnight.

However, as the morning moves on, Met Éireann says that we’ll see some sun break through the clouds.

“There will be sunny spells and scattered showers, some may be of sleet in the north and east or snow on higher ground. Fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds will gradually moderate through the day.

“Later this afternoon heavy and persistent rain will push into Atlantic coastal counties in a strengthening south to southwest wind and winds will increase again gale force along southwest coasts later.

“The rain will spread further inland during the evening and possibly turn to sleet or snow over Ulster and north Leinster. Cold with afternoon temperatures of just 3 to 7 degrees.”

There was also numerous delays in traffic this morning, with road closures due to icy conditions and breakdowns on the motorway.

Stay safe and warm today!