Weather warning for snow and ice to continue into Monday

Geraldine Edwards
March 11, 2019

On Friday night (8 March), the meteorological service issued a status yellow snow-ice warning for nine counties.

The "be aware" warning, which came into place at 9pm on Sunday evening, is now in force until 10am today (Monday).

However, this time, it's valid for the entire country - and it involved snow and ice. We anticipate scattered snow showers in the mountains along and north of Interstate 70.

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Cloud will increase from the south-west later today with rain arriving in parts of Munster and south Connacht towards evening. Lowest temperatures 1 to 4 degrees - with a slight ground frost in sheltered inland areas.

The Queen Elizabeth II bridge across the Thames at the Dartford crossing was closed due to strong winds on Sunday morning.

The rain, sleet and snow will turn more showery overnight, but still occasionally heavy and prolonged over the northern half of the country. After another brief respite later Wednesday, further wet and windy weather is expected for Thursday and Friday.

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A Met Office spokeswoman said: "A band of rain, sleet and snow, accompanied by gusty winds, will move eastwards across Northern Ireland during the early hours of Sunday and then continue into Scotland and parts of northern England".

Winds will pick up going into Sunday morning with gales forecast to develop along the Atlantic coast.

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