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Weather: More snow expected

Sleet and snow will push eastwards across parts of the Midlands and south-east today, according to Met Éireann.

Frequent heavy, squally showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow are expected elsewhere, along with some thundery downpours.

A status orange wind warning remains in place in Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry until 8pm this evening (Monday, February 10th).

“Storm Ciara will continue to produce very strong westerly winds in coastal areas with mean speeds of 65-80km/h and gusts generally between 110 and 130km/h.”

“A combination of spring tides and high seas will result in a significant risk of coastal flooding.”

Meanwhile, the national forecaster has issued a status yellow wind warning for Ireland. The alert is valid since 5pm yesterday (Sunday, February 9th) and will remain in place until 8pm on Monday (February 10th).

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“Storm Ciara will continue to produce very strong west to southwest winds over Ireland with mean speeds of 50-65km/h and gusts generally of between 90 and 110km/h, higher in Atlantic coastal areas.” 

“A combination of spring tides and high seas will result in a significant risk of coastal flooding.”

Meanwhile, the entire country is being placed under a status yellow snow-ice warning until 23.59 on Tuesday.

Met Éireann has warned that there is a possibility that widespread wintry showers may lead to some travel disruptions, particularly over higher routes.

Tonight – It will remain cold and very windy, with further showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow.

There will be some snow accumulations in places – especially across western and northern counties. Temperatures will drop to 0 to +2 degrees, with frosty and icy patches.

Tuesday – Another frosty and icy start, with snow lying in places, particularly in the north and west. There will be further showers of hail, sleet and snow with highs of 2 to 4 degrees.

Wednesday – Another frosty start expected, with some sleet or snow showers in northern counties, but dry elsewhere until night.

The national forecaster has warned that it will turn wet and windy on Wednesday evening with more snow in northern counties for a time. It will clear to cold, showery conditions overnight – some wintry in northern parts with lows of 1 to 4 Celsius with frost in places.

Thursday – Some wintry showers predicted; however, it will turn brighter and drier in the afternoon, with some sunny spells and highs of 6 to 9 degrees.

It will be cold and frosty for a period on Thursday night, with sub-zero temperatures; it will turn less cold later in the night in the west, as cloud thickens, and winds freshen.

Friday – Rain will spread east on Friday morning, before clearing to blustery and showery conditions later in the day with highs of 7 to 10 degrees.

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