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Snow warning for across Ireland as temperatures to plummet to -2

Snow warning for across Ireland as temperatures to plummet to -2

Snow warning for across Ireland as temperatures to plummet to -2

A NUMBER of separate weather warnings are due to come into effect this Saturday as forecasters are predicting strong winds, snow and ice.

A Status Yellow snow-ice warning is in place for the whole country from midnight tonight until midnight tomorrow night.

Parents should be braced for a half term washout as heavy rain and freezing temperatures look set to hit the United Kingdom next week, the Met Office has warned.

While Monday is forecast to be relatively calm, it is expected to be followed by four days of heavy rain and bitter winds across the country.

More showers this afternoon will give a total 24 hour rainfall accumulation for today of between 25 and 35 mm. Heavier rains are expected overnight, particular Northern Ireland and south west Scotland.

The rain will turn increasingly to snow on higher ground later in the evening, with journey times likely to be impacted and some interruptions to power services possible.

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Lowest temperatures will range from -1°C to +2°C. Maximum temperature 3 °C.

But today, temperatures in the day will reach a maximum of around 9 degree Celsius, with a few outbreaks of rain from the west this morning.

Metrologist Martin Bowles added: "Snow in expected to fall in southern Scotland". Wind will be a feature later in the day.

Sunday will be very cold with sunny spells and wintry showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow with a risk of thunder.

"Next week, the weather will remain in its changeable phase, going between milder and colder spells with further spells of snow".

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