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Strong winds expected in some counties as Storm Caroline impacts Ireland

07 December, 2017, 07:00 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Offaly included in fresh snow and ice warning from Met Éireann

Offaly is now covered by a fresh snow-ice warning from Met Éireann.

The warning comes into effect on Wednesday morning at 6am and is valid until 11pm on Wednesday night, which is only four hours before the status yellow wind warning issued earlier on Tuesday comes into effect.

Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry are included in both of the warnings, while Leitrim, Sligo and Clare are included in the second warning.

The north and northwest counties will be those most at risk, as well as higher ground in other areas of the country.

Temperatures are set to drop and it will be become bitterly cold over the next few days in the region.

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The snow-ice warning of Ireland will last well into Thursday afternoon and will be renewed briefly come nightfall until Friday at 4pm.

"Take extra care around pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists". Temperatures will fall considerably on Thursday evening.

It will also be foggy - especially on the hills - but on a brighter note it won't be that cold (11 to 13 degrees).

According to the Met Office warning, "icy surfaces are also likely to be an additional hazard, especially overnight" on Friday.

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