Netizen 24 IRL: 'Don't be fooled by the mild weather at the moment' - Snow and ice warning to follow 'Storm Caroline'

'Don't be fooled by the mild weather at the moment' - Snow and ice warning to follow 'Storm Caroline' 'Don't be ...

'Don't be fooled by the mild weather at the moment' - Snow and ice warning to follow 'Storm Caroline'

'Don't be fooled by the mild weather at the moment' - Snow and ice warning to follow 'Storm Caroline'
Stock picture
Stock picture
Stock picture
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk Twitter Email

Met Éireann is set to issue a snow and ice warning following Storm Caroline on Thursday.

It may have been mild when you woke up this morning but Met Éireann has warned the weather is set to take a sharp turn.

The forecaster issued a wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry.

It will remain in place from 3am in the early hours of Thursday morning until Thursday evening at 8pm.

A nationwide snow and ice warning will be issued tomorrow night as a "plunge of cold, Arctic air" is set to hit the country.

A Met Éireann forecaster said that the drop in temperatures will be a "real shock to the system".

"It's currently quite mild so people will really feel it when the cold air comes in," she said.

The snow and ice warning won't expire until Friday morning.

"It will turn increasingly wintry with biting northwest breezes and snow is forecast for the whole country on Friday.

"It's likely to stick in the north and north west but the rest of the country can expect a light dusting," the forecaster added.

Today is expected t o be a cloudy and windy day with rain spreading across the country this morning.

A risk of thunder is also expected on the west coast.

Tonight will be windy and mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain turning heavy and a risk of spot flooding.

Minimum temperatures between 4 and 6 degrees and fresh to strong southwesterly will strengthen tomorrow morning.

The UK Met Office have predicted the Atlantic storm, which they've dubbed 'Caroline', to pass close to the north coast of Scotland on Thursday morning.

Now, Met Éireann are reporting the severe winds, which are due to affect parts of Scotland, will generate strong and blustery winds over Ireland also. They have classified the warning as a status yellow wind warning.

Gusts of between 100km/h and 110km/h are expected, with the strongest winds expected over coastal areas and high ground.

"Thursday will be a cold, windy day. Showers will become widesprea d and will be increasingly winterly. Some showers will be heavy with a risk of thunder," a Met Eireann forecaster said.

"Thursday night will be bitterly cold and windy with winterly showers of hail, sleet and snow. Frost and icy stretches also with lows of minus 2 degrees."

The remainder of the week will bring a mix of wintry conditions and sunny spells.

"The emphasis changes from one part of the day to the next, don't be fooled by what's out there at the moment," the Met Eireann forecaster warned.

The AA has issues a caution to drivers over wet conditions on most roads. Motorists are asked to slow down and increase their breaking conditions.

Road users are being urged to exercise caution during the storm.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has cautioned motorists to expect the unexpected and advised of the following:

  • Watch out for falling/fallen debris on the road and vehicles veering across t he road.
  • Control of a vehicle may be affected by strong cross winds. High sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds.
  • Allow extra space between you and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists.
  • Drive with dipped headlights at all times.
  • Check tyres and consider replacing them if the thread depth is below 3mm.
  • It takes longer to stop in wet conditions so slow down and leave extra space between you and the vehicle in front.
  • Take special care when driving behind goods vehicles as they generate a considerable amount of spray which reduces your visibility.
  • Be aware of the danger of aquaplaning especially on roads with speed limits of 100 km/h and 120 km/hs.

The RSA has also urged cyclists and motorists to wear bright clothing and reflective armbands and belts.

Online Editors

Follow @Independent_ie

Promoted Links

Croagh Patrick this morning Photo: @JustStickers1 Twitter

Snowfall, black ice and freezing conditions as 'polar low' hits Ireland

Independent.ie Newsdesk There was snowfall in parts of Mayo this morning - and motorists are being urged to take care on the roads as a weather warning is issued for the whole country.

Stock Photo: Deposit.

'Topsy-turvy' weather ahead for weekend as temperatures plummet to -2 degrees

Denise Calnan It's a 'topsy turvy picture weather-wise" for the day ahead, according to a Met Éireann forecas ter.

November temperatures in Dublin dropped between 0C and -5C several times in the latter part of the month (Stock)

Drivers warned to reduce speed and take care as widespread frost grips the country

Independent.ie Newsdesk Drivers are being urged to reduce speed and take care on the roads this morning and icy conditions are reported across the country.

  • Most Viewed
  • Most Shared
Stock picture

'Don't be fooled by the mild weather at the moment' - Snow and ice warning to follow... Weather

Croagh Patrick this morning Photo: @JustStickers1 Twitter

Snowfall, black ice and freezing conditions as 'polar low' hits Ireland Weather

Kevin Keenan (23) of Doonsalla Park, Dunlaoghaire, Co Dublin pictured leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday after he was awarded €10,000 damages following a Circuit Civil Court action Pic: Collins Courts

Law student awarded €10k after Ryanair cabin crew member accidentally splashed... Courts

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a press conference at Govern   ment Buildings in Dublin following Brexit negotiations. Laura Hutton/PA Wire

Irish Government willing to compromise with Brexit deal to get Theresa May off the... Irish News

OPW Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran welcomed the move. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Compulsory retirement age in public sector to be raised to 70 Politics

Stock picture

'Don't be fooled by the mild weather at the moment' - Snow and ice warning to follow... Weather

Sto   ck picture

Hundreds of Defence Forces personnel, military vehicles and helicopters to take... Irish News

Independent.ie

The Daily Digest

Promoted Links

Stock picture

Updated 'Don't be fooled by the mild weather at the moment' - Snow...

Met Éireann is set to issue...

Croagh Patrick this morning Photo: @JustStickers1 Twitter

Snowfall, black ice and freezing conditions as  9;polar low' hits...

There was snowfall in...

Stock Photo: Deposit.

'Topsy-turvy' weather ahead for weekend as temperatures...

It's a 'topsy turvy picture...

November temperatures in Dublin dropped between 0C and -5C several times in the latter part of the month (Stock)

Drivers warned to reduce speed and take care as widespread...

Drivers are being urged to...

EXPLORING THE DAMAGE: After a scary couple of days indoors Elsa (7) and Tom (5) Dollard and their dog from Centre Park Road, Cork inspect the fallout of Hurricane Ophelia including the downing of dozens of 100 year old trees. Photo: Mark Condren

Storm Brian aftermath: Country in for a 'changeable and unsettled...

It is set to be another...

Watch: Video shows how Storm Brian will progress as winds of...

Less than a week after...

Met Éireann

Met Éireann issue two Status Orange warnings as Storm...

Met Eireann have issued...

Gina Casey, from Ennistymon, struggles with the high wind on the Lahinch coastline of Co Clare. Photo: Brian Arthur

Explainer: Everything you need to know about Storm Brian as it...

As the nation comes to...

Locals cut up and clear a fallen tree which had been blocking the road for most of the day on the Leixlip Road, near the Salmon Leap Inn this e   vening after Hurricane Ophelia Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Met Eireann says 'Storm Brian' 'is nothing to worry about' as...

As the nation...

Stock picture

Autumn has well and truly arrived: Weekend weather set to be a...

Autumn has certainly...

People go swimming off Dublin's Bull Wall. Photo: PA

Making p lans? It's set to be an 'unsettled, mixed' weekend -...

It's set to be an "unsettled...

(Stock photo)

Met Eireann issue weather warnings as parts of Ireland...

Met Eireann has issued...

(Stock image)

Weather warning in place this morning, motorists urged to...

Motorists have been urged...

Stock photo

Time to embrace your winter waterproofs, rain is on the...

Raincoats at the ready,...

stock photo

Making weekend plans? The weather will be a mixed bag...

Today will be "fresh and...

November temperatures in Dublin dropped between 0C and -5C several times in the latter part of the month (Stock)

Brace yourself... Parts of Ireland will experience freezing...

It might be wise to pull...

Stock photo

Autumn kicks in as miserable weekend of weather promised

Ireland is preparing f or a...

This Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Irma nearing the eastern Caribbean. Hurricane Irma grew into a powerful Category 4 storm Monday. (NOAA via AP)

Powerful category 4 hurricane Irma aims at Caribbean Islands

Officials across the north-...

Rains washed away a section of main road in Quigley’s Point, Co Donegal. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The wettest day in over 60 years was recorded last month

The wettest day in over...

Stock picture

It will be 21 degrees today... but it's not all good news

The mercury is due to rise...

Revellers making their way to Electric Picnic at Stradbally Co Laois.

Met Éireann upgrade weather warning as 'very heavy rain'...

Met Éireann have...

Cold weather is set to hit Ireland

Grab your coats - summer is officially over as cold weather...

Summer is officially over...

Floods in Carndonagh, Co Donegal. Photo Jimmy Stafford

Confusion as Donegal still waits for 30 soldiers sent to help...

There is confusion in...

Devastation in Carndonagh and Inishowen Photo: Jimmy Stafford

Miserable weather in store for more counties as two weather...

Two status yellow...

Dramatic photos emerge of bridge collapse, park-and-ride vehicles...

Dramatic photographs and...

Celebrating finishing her Junior Cert, this girl jumps into the Forty Foot in Sandycove, Dublin. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

How are you enjoying the glorious sunshine?

Debbie Gaffney @DebbieGaffney1

Readers' snow pics

Spring Photo Gallery

Pictures of the recent good weather sent in by our users - Send us your spring pictures here

Source: Google News

COMMENTS

Nama

Accessory,1,Apartment,1,Application,1,Automotive,3,Bank,1,Beauty,2,Board,1,Breakfast,2,Budget Living,1,Building,1,Business,2,Car Accessory,2,Car part,1,Car Shop,1,Celebrity,4,Cloth accessory,1,Cooking,1,Cover,2,Deals,1,Design,3,Digital Life,1,Dinner,1,Dish Review,2,DIY Projects,3,Economy,2,Education,2,Engine,1,Entertainment,1,Expert Advices,2,Fashion,2,Financial,1,Food,3,Football,1,Games,1,Gossip,1,Heath,1,Hotels,1,House,2,Individual,1,Inspiration,2,Latin,1,Lifestyle,6,Live Show,1,Love,1,Lunch,2,Model,1,Music,2,Nutrition,1,Olympic,1,Politics,1,Pop Shop,1,Rock,1,Sports,1,Startup,1,Stock,1,Tech Review,1,Tech Tips,1,Technology,2,Tennis,1,Tone Set,1,Travel,1,Trip Ideas,1,Vogue,1,Weather,1,Wedding,1,World,3,
ltr
item
Netizen 24 Ireland: Netizen 24 IRL: 'Don't be fooled by the mild weather at the moment' - Snow and ice warning to follow 'Storm Caroline'
Netizen 24 IRL: 'Don't be fooled by the mild weather at the moment' - Snow and ice warning to follow 'Storm Caroline'
https://cdn-01.independent.ie/incoming/article34182617.ece/9a2bd/AUTOCROP/w620/snow
Netizen 24 Ireland
http://www.ireland.netizen24.com/2017/12/netizen-24-irl-dont-be-fooled-by-mild.html
http://www.ireland.netizen24.com/
http://www.ireland.netizen24.com/
http://www.ireland.netizen24.com/2017/12/netizen-24-irl-dont-be-fooled-by-mild.html
true
3730684180205554463
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy