Two weather warnings are in place for Galway today, with snow, ice, and heavy winds expected across the county.
A status yellow snow & ice warning issued yesterday remains in place for Galway and all of Ireland until noon today.
The forecast for this morning warns of low temperatures and icy stretches on untreated surfaces.
“It’ll remain very cold and windy across the country on Thursday with continued snow showers, this leading to treacherous driving conditions from icy stretches and reduced visibility on the roads in places,” said Met Eireann meteorologist Emer Flood.
“This polar maritime airmass is quite unstable so we could see some hail and lightning at times throughout Thursday too.”
There will be sunny spells and scattered showers of sleet, snow and hail and the potential for isolated thunderstorms.
Heading into the afternoon and evening, further snow showers are expected to be mostly confined to higher ground.
A Status Yellow wind warning is also in place for Galway and other counties on the Atlantic coast this morning.
Met Eireann is forecasting very strong and gusty west to northwest winds in Galway, Clare, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, and Sligo.
This weather warning, which came into effect at 8am this morning, will remain in place until 6pm this evening.
Highest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees today, but it will feel colder due to strong winds.
Heading into the evening the mercury is expected to drop close to zero in place, with frost and ice possible.
Conditions will improve somewhat tomorrow, with mostly dry and overcast conditions forecast.
Temperatures will reach highs of 8 to 10 degrees on Saturday afternoon, with moderate southerly winds.