There have been reports of accumulations of snow throughout the country overnight, with a Status Yellow Snow and Ice warning remaining in place until 12pm Saturday, February 2nd.
Met Éireann have warned that it will remain cold for the rest of the week with “widespread frost, ice and lying snow” in places. There will be further wintry spells today, Wednesday January 30th, mainly in the north, west and southwest. These showers should ease later in the day, however. Highest temperatures overnight of just -2 to -4 degrees.
On Thursday, the cold conditions will continue as well as further falls of rain, sleet and snow. These will be accompanied by strong easterly winds and significant snow accumulations on higher ground “are possible” according to Met Éireann. There is also expected to be some accumulations on lower ground at times.
Thursday night will again be very cold, with temperatures ranging from -2 to -5 degrees and further falls of snow, heaviest in Munster and South Leinster. Current indications suggest it will again be “very cold” on Friday, with further wintry spells and snow accumulations on higher ground. Temperatures overnight will range from -2 to -4 degrees.
Road Safety Tips -
In light of the current bad weather, the AA have warned motorists to exercise “extreme caution” when travelling and to only do so if necessary.
They warned motorists to give themselves up to ten times longer to stop when driving on icy conditions. “Slow Down” and keep further back from any vehicle travelling in front, they advise. The main message from the AA was to “drive with care”.
“Remember it takes up to ten times longer to stop on an icy road.” They posted.
“Gentle manoeuvres are the key to safe driving,” They continued.
An Garda Síochána also warned motorists of conditions this morning and advised that when possible, all motorists should use the main public roads which have been gritted. They also urged those travelling to “Drive to the conditions”.
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