Temperatures across Ireland will be five to 10 degrees lower than normal with significant wind chill and “persistent bands of snow” starting from mid-week.
Snowfall will largely affect the eastern part of Ireland on Tuesday but will become much more widespread from Wednesday with significant and disruptive accumulations.
Met Eireann has issued a stark update to its weather advisory for the bitter cold front that is set to hit this week.
The forecasters latest warning is valid from the early hours of Tuesday until Saturday, March 3.
“Exceptionally cold weather will occur this week. Air and ground temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees below normal, with significant wind chill and penetrating severe frosts. Snow showers, mainly affecting eastern areas on Tuesday, will progressively become more widespread and heavier through midweek, with significant and disruptive accumulations.” Met Eireann
Please check water supplies for leaks and turn off at unattended areas. Make sure your cattle have feed and animals are brought in where possible.
Also, check on your neighbours, especially the elderly and less able.
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