Severe Weather Assessment Team meets as temperatures are set to plummet in Limerick

David Hurley

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Severe Weather Assessment Team meets as temperatures are set to plummet in Limerick

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.

“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.”