Snow and ice on the way to Limerick as Met Éireann issues yellow warning

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Snow and ice on the way to Limerick as Met Éireann issues yellow warning

Met Éíreann has issued a staus yellow snow/ice warning

MET Éireann has issued a status yellow weather warning for Limerick as temperatures look set to plummet later this week.

The national snow/ice warning, which takes effect from 6am on Tuesday, predicts there will be accumulations of snow in some places during the extended cold snap.

“Very cold this week with scattered wintry showers, frequent across the southwest, west and north,” states the warning.

“Some accumulations of snow are expected. There will be widespread frost at night with icy stretches on untreated surfaces. There is the possibility of a more significant spell of sleet/snow on Thursday,” it adds.

According to the latest forecast, temperatures in Limerick are set to drop below zero late on Tuesday night going into the early hours of Wednesday.

Highest daytime temperatures will be just 7 degrees.

Met Éireann says it will issued an update in relation to the status yellow warning on Tuesday morning.