TWO ‘Status Yellow’ weather warnings are in place for Galway overnight, as motorists are being urged to be cautious on the roads across the country.
Met Éireann has issued a ‘Status Yellow’ wind warning for Galway and eight other counties across the country, which accompaies the Snow-ice warning which is in place for every county overnight.
The wind warning is valid from this evening (Thursday) at 11.00pm until tomorrow at 2.00pm, and the snow-ice warning is currently in place until 10.00am tomorrow morning in the Republic of Ireland and 9.00am in the North.
Donegal, parts of Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick are also affected by the wind warning.
Met Éireann say southwest winds gradually veering westerly will reach mean speeds between 50 and 65 kmh, with gusts between 90 and 110 kmh.
Frost and ice will form again this evening/early tonight across the northern half of the country. The frost will gradually clear through the night as a more general band of rain, sleet and snow spreads eastwards. Lowest temperatures of -2 to +2°C, coldest in Ulster. pic.twitter.com/HFPkyMBRtj
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) 28 December 2017
Winds will become strong in the southwest at first and extend northwards later in the night and tomorrow morning
Meanwhile, Met Éireann said that the risk of sleet and snow and icy conditions will gradually clear northeastwards by tomorrow morning.
A yellow wind warning issued for DL G LM MO SO CE C KY & LK from 11pm tonight to 2pm tomorrow. Southwesterly winds veering westerly reaching mean speeds of 50-65km/h & gust up to 90-110km/h. Sleet,snow & icy conditions clearing tomorrow. Watch out for fallen debris and crosswinds pic.twitter.com/c5JAZJuhuM
— RSA Ireland (@RSAIreland) 28 December 2017