Published: Mon, March 19, 2018

Status orange weather warning for Ireland has been extended

Status orange weather warning for Ireland has been extended

A yellow snow-ice warning for all of Ireland - which is less serious - will come into effect tomorrow afternoon at 12 and is set to last throughout the St Patrick's Day weekend until 9am Monday morning.

Met Eireann has issued a status Orange snow-ice warning across much of the east this evening.

The warning is valid from 3am on Sunday morning until 12pm on Sunday afternoon.

The rest of the country will be affected by less severe snow showers, with wind chill and icy patches and temperatures close to freezing promised on what will be a dry day for the most part.

"Significant accumulations of snow are likely through Leinster and east-Ulster but snow-showers will be well scattered elsewhere", says the forecaster.

According to Met Eireann it will remain cold and windy in Louth today with highest temperatures of only 1 to 3 degrees in blustery easterly winds.

Flights to and from East Midlands Airport, Southampton, Bristol and London Heathrow have been cancelled due to poor weather conditions in the United Kingdom and passengers due to depart or arrive at the airport have been urged to contact their airline before travelling. There will be some heavy falls with further snow accumulations, especially in eastern areas.

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