More snow? Met Éireann have just issued an urgent weather warning!


What a week it has been for us poor Irish!

First, there was Monday and Tuesday's treacherous snow and ice, and then Storm Rachel took over, blasting us all with wind and rain.

Just as we thought things were beginning to calm down, it seems we're in for more freezing weather today – in fact, it has already begun in some parts of Ireland.

Met Éireann have this morning issued a Status Yellow snow and ice alert between 6am and noon, so be careful out there.

Parts of Ireland already affected by snow on the roads this morning include Longford, Roscommon, Monaghan, Leitrim, Westmeath, Cavan and Louth, with frost widespread on the roads elsewhere across the country.

Met Éireann say commuters should be aware of "outbreaks of sleet and snow in places this morning, especially in parts of the midlands, north and east."

The latest warning comes after a day of wild weather yesterday which caused power outages, diverted flights and fallen trees around the country.

Don't cancel your plans for the weekend just yet, though – the weather is expected to calm down later today and for Saturday and Sunday too. Phew!