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07th Mar 2023

Heavy snow is predicted as temperatures continue to plummet

It’s going to be a cold one.

As temperatures continue to plummet to freezing levels this week and a yellow ice warning is currently in place, the forecast is now suggesting we prepare for some snow to hit.

A status yellow ice warning is in place until 10am on Tuesday for the entire country as Met Eireann warns there will be “hazardous conditions due to freezing temperatures including icy stretches on roads and paths. Sleet or snow flurries in Munster overnight.”

While Wednesday is set to be one of the calmer days this week, a yellow snow weather warning comes into effect at 3am on Thursday and will be in place until 6pm Friday for Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry.

As for the rest of the country, Tuesday will see icy stretches and some lying snow in parts of the north and northwest as well as rain, sleet and snow in the south and southwest which will clear in the morning.

Temperatures will see highs between 3 to 6 degrees, which will drop as low as -4 overnight.

Wednesday is set to be another cold and frosty one with ice in some places. Set to be largely cloudy, much of the country will experience outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow. Temperatures are set to be 3 to 6 degrees again, dropping to -2 overnight.

With snow on the way for much of Ulster on Thursday, it will be a wet one for the rest of the country and temperatures will struggle to get above freezing in the north.

Set to be wet but milder in southern counties, the temperatures will rise to 6 to 10 degrees, again dropping to -2 overnight.

Friday will see further outbreaks of sleet and snow coming down through the country from the north, with temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees, but dropping to lows of -3 overnight.

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