Met Éireann issue NEW Status Yellow weather warning

6th Mar 18 | News

The forecaster issued another weather warning this morning

Following yesterday’s Status Orange snow- ice warning, Met Éireann have issued a new Status Yellow snow-ice warning for Leinster as frost and icy conditions are forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning.

The warning was issued at 10am on Tuesday morning and is valid until 10am on Wednesday morning, March 7.

They are warning of “deep lying snow remaining in places” and say there is an “ongoing potential for localised flooding” as the snow thaws.



The national forecaster are also predicting that showers will become heavier and more frequent although the East will remain mainly dry.

Maximum temperatures will be between 5 and 8 degrees and the snow melt will continue.



The National forecaster has provided a weather outlook on their website:


Fog and patchy frost and ice will soon clear. Some bright or short sunny spells today, but rather cloudy generally, with showers becoming widespread across the western half of the country, where some will be heavy. Any elsewhere will be light and well scattered. Top afternoon temperatures 5 to 8 C., with snow melt continuing, with excess surface water. Light variable breezes will become moderate westerly in places later.


Cold tonight, with clear spells and scattered showers, a few possibly wintry on high ground. Some frost too with some icy patches. Lowest temperatures between -1 and +2 C., coldest over Munster and parts of Leinster. Light to moderate mainly westerly breezes.


Sunny spells and showers on Wednesday, again some may be wintry on high ground, but most will be of rain. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees, with ongoing snow melt and excess surface water. Westerly winds will be light to moderate and gusty on coasts.

Temperatures will dip as low as minus three overnight tonight, with mist and fog forming in some areas meaning the roads and footpaths will be treacherous.

Wednesday night: Cloudy in the west with outbreaks of rain and lows of 0 to 3 degrees. Clearer further east with lowest temperatures between -4 and 0 degrees with frost and ice.

Thursday: Sunny spells and showers, some of the showers will be wintry on high ground. Highest temperatures will range from 5 to 9 degrees in light, westerly winds. Thursday night is looking very cold countrywide with widespread frost and possibly ice. Lowest temperatures between 0 and -3 degrees.

Friday: Dry, bright and frosty on Friday morning. However, cloud will build in southern counties by early afternoon and outbreaks of rain will move in. Other areas may stay dry. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees. Frost likely again on Friday night.

Saturday: It looks like rain will move up from the south in milder air. However, it may stay cold in the west and north with sleet or snow for a time, but nothing comparable to the recent episode.

Sunday: Still some rain and sleet and possibly quite cold, but details are uncertain.