A snow-ice warning has been issued for the whole of Ireland.

Met Eireann issued the status yellow caution on Wednesday, which is in place from 4 pm Today (Thursday, December 7) until 4 pm Friday, December 8.

Scattered snow showers are forecast to occur later on Thursday, Thursday night and into Friday.

Met Eireann advised that slight-to-moderate accumulations are possible, with up to 3cm in some areas, and some icy stretches forecast, too.

The north and northwest counties will be those most at risk, as well as higher ground in other areas of the country.

The forecast says: “Bitterly cold and windy, with clear spells and wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow, most frequent in Ulster, Connacht and in west Munster, but in other areas also.”

 

“Minimum temperatures minus 2 to plus 2 Celsius, with frost and icy stretches.”

Drivers are being advised to drive with “care & caution during periods of bad weather”.

It should clear up by Saturday but there is still a risk of wintry showers.

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