Saturday, 22 September, 2018

New Status Red Weather Warning For Leinster And Munster Until Friday

Wednesday's weather forecast Image Wednesday's weather forecast
| 02 March, 2018, 08:07

Met Eireann has extended its red weather warning nationwide ahead of blizzard-like conditions today with Storm Emma set to clash with the Beast from the East.

Speaking on RTÉ's Six One news this evening, Evelyn Cusack, said there could be exceptionally high amounts of snow in eastern parts of Wicklow and southern Dublin overnight, potentially up to one metre.

A Status Yellow snow and ice warning has also been issued for Kilkenny, Longford, Wexford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford with accumulations of up to 3cm of snow in some parts by Wednesday morning. Met Eireann has said further updates will be issued in due course.

Meanwhile the National Emergency Coordination Group for severe weather has warned of possible flooding.


Met Éireann says there will be blizzard like conditions giving significant snow drifts in many areas. The fresh easterly winds will ease for a time but it will remain cold with temperatures from only 1 degree in the east and up to 4 or 5 degrees in the west, coldest over lying snow.

Gardai have described this situation on the roads as "fluid".

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has said it has 795 contractors "at the ready"; the national strategy team has been made aware of this offer of assistance. "What we're asking people to do is be conscious that this weather is coming and to make the preparations".

Stay tuned to AgriLand for more updates throughout the day.

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