West prepares for snow as Met Éireann issues week-long weather warning

Galway Daily news snow and ice weather warning

An unusually long weather warning has been issued by Met Éireann today for the whole country ahead of snow and ice which are expected in the coming days.

The warning will come into force tomorrow morning (Tuesday) at 6.00am and remain in place until Saturday, 2 February at 6.00pm.

The weather chiefs say it will get extremely cold from tomorrow, with temperatures of -3 degrees expected during tomorrow night, with the West experiencing wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow continuing.

Wednesday will be cold again with some wintry showers at first, however a good deal of dry weather is expected in the afternoon with sunny spells.

On Wednesday night, severe frost and icy patches will develop.

The early forecast at this time for later this week is that there is the possibility of a more significant spell of sleet and snow on Thursday.

This weekend will remain cold.

The warning by Met Éireann will be updated at 10am on Tuesday 29 January.