Cold snap expected to last until the end of the week

 

As the north west deals with the aftermath of its first extensive snowfall of the winter, weather forecasters say the remainder of this afternoon, evening and tonight is expected to be mainly dry.

However, the cold snap is expected to last until the end of the week.

Speaking to Ocean FM News, Met Eireann forecaster Vincent O Shea warned of severe frost tonight.

 

AA Ireland is advising motorists to drive extremely carefully on roads across the north west today.

The advice is to slow down and leave a long distance between you and the car in front.

Spokesperson Conor Faukin is warning drivers to prepare for hazardous driving conditions in the coming days, after Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow Weather Warning.

 

The Road Safety Authority is appealing to all road users to practice extreme caution during the cold snap.

A nationwide yellow warning is in effect until Saturday, with freezing conditions and snowfall forecast.

Road users are asked to prepare for the worst, and ensure they leave plenty of time for their journey.

The RSA’s Michael Rowland has this advice:

 

Snow and freezing conditions forced a number of school closures in Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo and parts of Cork, this morning.

A yellow weather warning is currently in place for the entire country until Saturday.

The snow also impacted on transport and Irish Rail spokesperson Jane Cregan says they’re monitoring their lines after some disruptions earlier:

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