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First snow flurries of season set to fall into festive place

07 December 2017

Some icy roads and footpaths also.

According to a post on the Met Eireann website, today will be: "Bright, cold and blustery, staying dry in the midlands, south and east for much of the day with sunny spells, but showers will occur across the north and west".

Last night Met Eireann issued a status yellow snow-ice warning for the entire country which will come into force later today.

The warning is valid for 24 hours from 4pm this afternoon.

Gardai tweeted: "Snow-ice warning with temperatures of -2c expected overnight.Check local weather & be aware of the conditions before setting out on your journey".

A status yellow snow-ice warning is also in place for Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath and Roscommon. "Lowest temperatures -2 to +3 degrees, coldest inland in the north".

A spokesman for the forecaster said: "A spell of heavy snow is possible over some central parts of the United Kingdom during Sunday".

Despite a number of clickbait articles about risks of snow this evening, this area is likely to avoid any snowfall this evening. The showers will be of hail, sleet and snow with further accumulations possible on higher ground.

"There will be a cold spell for the next ten days".

The Met Office warning is valid from Friday through to Sunday.

First snow flurries of season set to fall into festive place