Yellow weather warning in place as snow confirmed to hit Ireland today

Yellow weather warning in place as snow confirmed to hit Ireland today

IT LOOKS like winter is far from over as snow is predicted to hit Ireland between today and tomorrow.

The Irish meteorological service, Met Éireann, have issued a Status Yellow snow and ice warning for the whole country which comes into effect today.

Following the devastation of Storm Ciara this weekend, which resulted in winds of up to 130km/h and saw one person hospitalised after being struck by a falling tree, Met Éireann have urged people to stay safe during this most recent bout of dangerous weather.

The service predicts widespread wintry showers today, Monday 10 February, until late tomorrow night, with snowfall in a number of locations, particularly in the west and north-- and the snow is even expected to stick.

Those travelling have been urged to take the yellow weather warning into account, with Met Éireann warning that travel disruption is possible, particularly over higher routes.

A Met Éireann meteorologist explained that cold air originating from Canada is the reason for these wintry showers, and said that the windy conditions the country has experienced over the past few days with Storm Ciara will persist.

The service have warned that the windy conditions, coupled with the colder atmosphere, will make it feel "bitterly cold, with significant windchill".

So St Brigid's Day may have come and gone, but it defintely still feels like winter.