Met Éireann issues snow and ice warning for Limerick as temperatures plummet

David Hurley

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Met Éireann is warning of snow and ice in Limerick

TWO separate weather warnings for Limerick are in place with Met Éireann prediciting snow and ice, heavy rainfall and freezing temperatures between now and Monday morning.

A national status orange alert, which was issued this Sunday morning, warns of temperatures as low as minus eight degrees across the country.

“Extremely low temperatures tonight with severe frost, ice and lying snow. Lowest temperatures of -2 to -8 degrees,” states the warning which remains in place until 10am on Monday.

An earlier status yellow alert – warning of heavy rainfall in Limerick – has been updated by forecasters who are now warning of “rain, sleet and snow with snow accumulations of up to 4cm possible”.

The alert, which applies to Limerick, Wexford, Clare and Kerry remains valid until 10pm on Sunday while a status orange snow/ice alert remains in place elsewhere in the country.

A number of local roads across Limerick have been affected by flooding following heavy rainfall overnight while crews from Limerick City and County Council have been deployed following a landslide near Doon.

While there are no reports of heavy snowfall in Limerick, there has been significant snowfall across Clare and Tipperary with motorists being advised to exercise extreme caution – particularly this evening.