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25 Feb 2020 | 11:10 PM UTC

Ireland: Weather officials issue nationwide snow and ice warnings February 26-27

Met Éireann issues yellow weather warnings across Ireland from February 26-27; wintry showers, icy patches, and associated disruptions expected

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Event

Officials at Met Éireann issued yellow snow and ice warnings for Wednesday, February 26, and Thursday, February 27. It forecasts wintry showers of hail and sleet to impact the whole country through to 09:00 (local time) on Wednesday. After this, it has issued a yellow snow and ice warning for Donegal, Leitrim, and Sligo from 09:00 on Wednesday through 12:00 on Thursday. Yellow gale marine warnings are also in place for west to northwest winds on coastal waters from Roches Point to Valentia and to Erris Head.

Transportation disruptions, including hazardous driving conditions, power outages, and other associated disruptions are expected in affected areas in the coming hours.

Advice

Potentially impacted travelers are advised to monitor local weather reports, confirm road conditions before heading out, anticipate transportation disruptions (including road closures) and power outages, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.