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It's going to be a bitterly cold week, by the looks of things. Met Éireann have just issued a status yellow weather warning for Ireland, with snow and ice predicted.

They updated their website this morning, writing: "Very cold this week with showers of hail, sleet and snow, frequent across the southwest, west and north, where some significant accumulations are possible this evening and overnight."

"There will be widespread frost with icy stretches on untreated surfaces." they added, stating the potential for further significant snowfall on Thursday around the country.

The warning will be updated tomorrow morning, and will be in place until Saturday at 6pm.

Today, we're expecting a cold day with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered wintry showers, as rain and sleet clears eastwards.

There is also a risk of hail and thunder in Atlantic coastal areas, with the western half of the county expecting showers and snowfall.

Maximum temperatures will range from two to five degrees, let's hope we don't get snow like last year. 

Thursday will see sleet and snow continuing across the south of Ireland, but the northern half of the country should remain dry. Severe frost is incoming on Thursday night, with temperatures of just one to four degrees.

Yikes…wrap up warm out there. Hopefully it doesn't drop too far below zero degrees.



Status yellow rainfall warnings have been issued across the country as the wet weather has arrived. 

Galway, Mayo, Clare and Kerry can expect up to 50mm of rainfall, and the warning is in place until 6pm this evening. 

Offaly, Limerick and Tipperary can expect up to 40mm of rainfall, and the warning is also in place until 6pm this evening. 

The Road Safety Authority has asked drivers to slow down on the roads.

Drivers are warned to increase their breaking distance between vehicles. 

Many roads are coated in surface water, and so aquaplaning is a risk. 

Flash flooding may also occur. 

Stay safe out there.