Met Éireann Issues Weather Warning
Met Éireann has issued a national weather warning with a snow and ice warning for the whole country. The warning is valid from Tuesday the 29th of January at 6am to Saturday the 2nd of February at 6pm.
Status Yellow – Snow-ice warning for Ireland
“Very cold this week with scattered wintry showers, frequent across the southwest, west and north. Some accumulations of snow are expected. There will be widespread frost at night with icy stretches on untreated surfaces”.
“There is the possibility of a more significant spell of sleet/snow on Thursday”
Keeping an eye on older people and infirm
- Try to call on older relatives and neighbours, and offer to assist them in severe weather.
- Ensure that they have sufficient supplies of food and medications
- Ensure that they have sufficient fuel supplies to maintain adequate heating in their homes
- If you have any doubts about the safety of an elderly or infirm person seek the assistance of the Garda Síochána or local social services
For more information and upto date weather check out https://www.met.ie/warnings
Outlook for the coming week: Unsettled and very cold with frost, rain sleet and snow.
Tuesday night will be very cold and mainly dry with clear spells. Wintry showers will continue in the western coastal counties, with falls of sleet and snow away from coasts. There’ll be a widespread sharp or severe frost and icy patches. Lowest temperatures of -3 to +1 degrees.
Wednesday will continue very cold with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers. Some will be sleet or snow, especially in northern areas and on hills and mountains. Highest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees with mostly light west to northwest breezes. On Wednesday night, severe frost and icy patches will develop.
Thursday will start off mainly dry. Rain, sleet and snow will gradually spread from the southwest. It will be very cold with temperatures of just 2 to 6 degrees and moderate to fresh easterly winds. Frost and ice will develop on Thursday night along with further wintry showers.
Friday will continue very cold with sunshine and further wintry showers. Highest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees with moderate to fresh northerly breezes.
Next weekend will continue very cold with sunny spells and wintry showers. there’ll be frost and ice at night. (Information from Met Éireann)