Snowfall in Limerick earlier this month
Limerick City and County Council has convened its Severe Weather Assessment Team as temperatures are set to plummet for the remainder of the week.
The Office of Emergency Planning met in Dublin this Monday morning and Met Éireann has issued a number of weather alerts ahead of the arrival of the so called Beast from the East.
While there are no specific weather alerts for Limerick, people are being encouraged to be prepared as the weather is set to deteriorate towards the end of the week.
Met Eireann have issued a Yellow weather warnings for the country. Please listen to local media/social media for updates on the weather conditions and associated warnings. Updates will be provided on this account. @emergencyIE @MetEireann #bewinterready pic.twitter.com/1QiiIsJQwD— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) February 26, 2018
“Exceptionally cold weather will occur this week. Air and ground temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees below normal, with significant wind chill and penetrating severe frosts,” reads a national status yellow weather advisory which was issued by Met Éireann.
The warning, which comes into effect at midnight on Tuesday adds: “Snow showers, mainly affecting eastern areas on Tuesday, will progressively become more widespread and heavier through midweek. A spell of persistent and heavy snow is expected to extend from the south late Thursday and Thursday night, with significant and disruptive accumulations.”