Ireland Temperatures to plunge to -3C with 'accumulations of snow' on the way

10:50  07 december  2017
10:50  07 december  2017 Source:   Independent.ie

Irish weather: Sub-zero temperatures to bring ice, fog and wintry showers as Ireland shivers

  Irish weather: Sub-zero temperatures to bring ice, fog and wintry showers as Ireland shivers Today is set to be a cold but sunny dayIreland woke to sub-zero conditions this morning - and we are in for more of the same tonight.

Britain on SNOW alert: Storm Barney sends temperatures plunging to EPA. The first significant snowfall of winter 2015 is on its way . “ Snow is likely even to parts of the south and to lower levels with accumulations likely with the added risk of strong winds on Friday night."

Gritters are gearing up to salt the roads amid forecasts plunging temperatures will turn them into deadly ice rinks. “Weather warnings are in force for snow accumulations of up to 10cm over The Highlands and northern Pennines. The map shows snow making it's way south overnight.

Stock picture © Provided by Irish Independent Stock picture STRONG winds today will be followed by very cold weather tonight and tomorrow, with temperatures dropping as low as minus 3C in some parts accompanied with 'accumulations of snow'.

Met Eireann forecaster John Eagleton said it will be windy throughout the country today, but we’ll be spared the worst effects of Storm Caroline.

Today will be “windy, blustery, cold and bright and it will be quite showery in the north-west”, he said.

“When evening comes in, temperatures will drop and those showers will turn wintry in Donegal, north Mayo, Connemara, north Longford and north Midlands.”

Temperatures to fall bringing snow to parts of UK

  Temperatures to fall bringing snow to parts of UK Weather warnings for snow and ice have been issued for large parts of the UK as temperatures are set to plummet to below freezing on Thursday. The Met Office has issued two yellow severe weather alerts until 11am, warning that snow could arrive early on Thursday, with 2-5cm possible over northern Scotland and north east England.There is also the risk of ice for Northern Ireland, south-west England and Wales. © Sky News Screen Grab Weather warnings Roads and railways are likely to be affected, with disruption to public transport.

Warm weather is ALREADY over with temperatures set to plunge from 2016 high as hail and lightning arrive and snow is on the way . Brits bask in warm weather as temperature hits 18.6C high at Heathrow near London on Wednesday.

Britain's set for the coldest November weekend on record as temperatures are likely to plunge to -11C. "Overnight Friday and into Saturday other areas of the UK, especially the east, could see some snow showers, with accumulations possible, even to low levels.

The Met Eireann website says that those wintry showers will be widespread and frequent in the north of the country with "accumulations of snow over lower ground".

Temperatures will drop to zero or below zero tonight for the bulk of the country, he said, but will hit as low at minus 3C in the northwest tomorrow.

“It will be cold for the next 10 days, with temperatures hardly making it up to 10C during the day,” said Mr Eagleton.

A status yellow wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry will remain in place until 8pm tonight.

Earlier, Met Eireann warned that the cold air and some icy conditions coming tonight will be “a real shock to the system” after the mild period.

It will turn increasingly wintry with biting north-west winds. There may be a light dusting of snow around the country, and it may stick in places in the north and northwest.

More snow and ice warnings for parts of UK

  More snow and ice warnings for parts of UK Britain's big freeze is set to continue as forecasters warned snow and ice could bring more disruption to parts of the country on Friday. Temperatures are expected to plummet as low as -8C overnight - the coldest so far this winter - with severe weather warnings in place for eastern England and Scotland.Up to 5cm of snow is predicted to fall in some areas, the Met Office said.It comes after parts of the country were blanketed in a layer of snow on Thursday, forcing school closures in Scotland and North Yorkshire.

Chilly: Temperatures to plunge in Scotland this weekend. PA. Snow is on its way to northern Scotland with temperatures to plunge well below zero. Heavy rain is likely to give way to snow in the Highlands on Thursday, potentially causing travel disruption.

Widespread frost and snowfall is on the way with temperatures plummeting in London by this evening. Britain is set to be colder than the Arctic Circle with snow flurries near east, west and north coasts this week, and plunging temperatures due in coming weeks as the coldest December for

The Road Safety Authority has cautioned motorists to expect the unexpected with high winds and icy conditions.

Its advice included:

• Watch out for falling/fallen debris and vehicles veering across the road.

• Control of a vehicle may be affected by strong crosswinds. High-sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds.

• Allow extra space between you and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists.

• Drive with dipped headlights at all times.

• Check tyres and consider replacing them if the thread depth is below 3mm.

• It takes longer to stop in wet conditions, so slow down and leave extra space between you and the vehicle in front.

• Take special care when driving behind heavy goods vehicles, as they generate a considerable amount of spray which reduces visibility.

• Be aware of the danger of aquaplaning, especially on roads with speed limits of 100kph and 120kph.

Cold temperatures set to rise over the weekend

  Cold temperatures set to rise over the weekend Dubliners were plagued with freezing sub zero temperatures during the week , but it looks like it's going to get a bit warmer in the coming days. A Met Eireann spokesman said: "Saturday will be rather cloudy and misty in parts, with limited bright spells. Most places will be dry, but there will be a little patchy light drizzle at times. Top temperatures of 7C top 9C."Tonight will be cool, with mostly cloudy, misty weather expected, which will give scattered patches of drizzle in places."Lowest temperatures 3C to 5C, with some patches of fog possible under any clear spells.

Parts of Scotland, Yorkshire and the north however are on standby for a bitter winter freeze with sub-zero temperatures on the way . A few wintry showers will follow but any snow accumulations will be mainly restricted to hills.

Winter weather, more on the way . A few snow showers overnight. Most of the accumulations , IT will be moving out by afternoon, but staying brutally cold as we head into sunday morning.

Meanwhile, in the UK, they are bracing themselves for the worst of Storm Caroline.

Severe gales are beginning to strengthen across parts of the UK as Storm Caroline arrives - with forecasters warning of a danger to life amid "devastating" gusts in some areas.

The Met Office has issued an amber "be prepared" weather warning for northern Scotland on Thursday.

High winds were already picking up in the early hours, with gusts of up to 90mph expected to batter the region through the morning.

Train services in the north and west of the country have been cancelled, while Traffic Scotland is warning of potential disruptions on the road.

Met Office meteorologist John West said: "Storm Caroline is well on its way across northern parts of the UK.

"There will be devastating winds in some parts. More broadly across Scotland there will be 60-70mph gusts, but in exposed areas we could see 90mph."

The strong wind warning is valid from 6am until 11.55pm on Thursday, with an amber warning for northern Scotland.

A yellow "be aware" warning is in force for the southern half of Scotland and parts of the north of Northern Ireland between 6am and 6pm as well.

The Met Office has warned of flying debris that could lead to injuries or danger to life, while damage to property is also possible.

Scotland to be colder than Mount Everest as temperatures plummet to -12C .
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