Published on March 1st, 2018 | by BoyleToday.com
Status Red weather warning in place
A Status Red Snow Ice warning is in place for Boyle and all of Ireland until Friday March 2nd at 3pm.
Met Eireann issued the warning on Wednesday night at 11am.
It warns that “Further heavy snow showers will bring accumulations of significant levels with all areas at risk.”
“Blizzard conditions will develop from the south Thursday afternoon and evening as heavy snow and strong easterly winds bring snow drifts northwards over the country.”
“Eastern and southern coastal counties will be worst affected”.
Scattered heavy snow showers and widespread ice and lying snow today. During the afternoon and evening blizzard conditions will develop across Munster and Leinster as heavy snow together with driving easterly winds spread northwards to all areas through the rest of the day. Temperatures will remain below freezing for the day. Strong to gale force easterly winds will bring the risk of coastal flooding along southern and eastern coasts.
Blizzards will continue tonight. Severe thunderstorms could affect large areas of Munster and coastal areas of Leinster. Temperatures will be as low as minus 4 degrees and there’ll be strong to gale force northeast winds.
Tomorrow, Friday, there’ll be further snow falls. The snow will clear from the north for a time, and later will turn to rain on the south coast but extensive disruption is expected to continue for much of the country. The strong northeast to north winds will continue with storm force winds off the south coast bringing the risk of coastal flooding there. The risk of thunder continues in the south, particularly in the morning.