Met Éireann issues snow-ice warning for country

Wind map for 3am on Thursday

Met Eireann has already issued an extended weather warning ahead of Storm Caroline on Thursday.

Describing the wind warning for Thursday Met Éireann says: "An Atlantic storm will pass close to the north coast of Scotland on Thursday morning".

The status yellow warning is in effect from 4pm Thursday, and remains in place until the same time on Friday.

Met Éireann has issued the status yellow wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry. Generally dry to begin with winter sunshine, but scattered rain and hail showers will start to feed down in the brisk northwest flow.

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Thursday night is forecast to be bitterly cold and windy with showers of hail, sleet and snow.

"Any sudden change in weather conditions, be it snow, ice or heavy rainfall can have a serious impact on traffic across affected areas. The showers will also turn increasingly wintry later in the afternoon and evening, with snow accumulations possible", they added.

Ground frost and ice will be a problem on untreated roads on Friday as temperatures drop to as low as minus five degrees in places.

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