Met Eireann issue Status Yellow weather warning and it looks like SNOW is on the way

12th Jan 18 | News

Wrap up warm! There's some wintry weather on the way.

It’s been a pretty cold and rainy week and it looks like things aren’t set to pick up anytime soon with heavy rainfall and snow forecast for the coming days.

Earlier today Met Eireann issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for 12 counties, with 25-40mm of rain expected between 6pm today and 6pm tomorrow in the following counties: Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Wicklow,

The same level of rainfall is also expected in Galway, Mayo, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford between 12pm today and 12pm tomorrow and the warning will come into effect for Cork and Kerry for 24 hours at 11am tomorrow.

In general rain is forecast for all areas of the country overnight and will continue over Leinster and Ulster tomorrow with Munster and Connacht predicted to be much brighter.

Although temperatures are forecast to be 7 to 10 degrees, it will be frosty in some areas overnight with lows of -1 degrees.

Sunday will be dry at first but heavy rain is expected in the evening and overnight.

And next week is set to get off to a cold and wintry start with sleet and snow increasingly more likely.

The sleet and snow will mainly hit the north and west but all areas are at risk of thunderstorms with temperatures dropping as low as 3 degrees.

With the UK’s Met Office already issuing a Status Yellow snow-ice warning for Northern Ireland for Monday and Tuesday, there’s a strong possibility of Met Eireann following suit and releasing their own warning.