Met Éireann issues yellow snow and ice warning to entire country
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Met Éireann issues yellow snow and ice warning to entire country

MET EIREANN has issued a nationwide yellow snow and ice warning which is expected to be in place until at least midday today.

The warning was issued on Monday evening following heavy snowfall in the north-west of the country.

Snowfall is expected to continue today, with "hazardous conditions" being warned after Mayo, Galway, Sligo and Donegal were all hit with blankets of snow yesterday.

Compacted snow and ice is expected to give road users a lot of trouble this morning.

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Temperatures as low as -2C are expected over the next 24 hours with extensive frost expected to last a few days.

There will be a mix of sunshine and scattered wintry showers today, with warnings of hail and thunder in western parts of the country.

Highest temperatures will be between 4 to 7 degrees in fresh and gusty westerly winds, strong along Atlantic coasts, according to Met Eireann.

Drivers have been warned to take care while on the roads, with AA Roadwatch reminding road users that it can take 10-times longer to stop in snowy or icy conditions.

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