Met Eireann issues Snow and Ice warning for Ireland

Galway Daily news Met Eireann issues Snow and Ice warning for Ireland

Galway and Ireland are in for more snow and icy conditions this week, with a status yellow weather warning issued by Met Eireann.

The Snow/Ice warning warns that accumulations of snow and ice are more likely in the west of the country, and that isolated thunderstorms are also possible.

“Scattered showers of hail, sleet and snow, and icy stretches, Thursday evening, Thursday night and Friday morning, will lead to hazardous travelling conditions in some parts.”

“Showers will be most widespread in the west and north of the country where some accumulations are likely. Isolated thunderstorms will occur also.”

The weather warning for all of Ireland will be in effect from 4pm on Thursday until 11am on Friday morning.

A status yellow gale warning has also been issued by Met Eireann for coastal waters around all of Ireland on Thursday and Friday.

“Southerly winds will reach gale force 8 on Wednesday night and on Thursday morning, veering southwest to west during Thursday, on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea. Gales continuing through into Friday.”

Temperatures in parts of Galway are expected to hit -1 degrees in places tonight, but will be ever so slightly higher on Thursday evening.

Thursday will start off wet and windy, with rain pushing eastwards over the morning, followed by some sunny spells that will turn to hail, sleet, and snow as the day progresses.

Southwest to westerly winds will be fresh to strong and gusty, bringing the risk of some coastal flooding during the morning.