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Published on March 6th, 2019 | by

Motorists advised of driving conditions

Motorists are advised of dangerous driving conditions around the region Wednesday morning following heavy overnight rain.

There is a lot of surface water on many roads with reports of branches and debris following overnight winds.

In County Sligo, the Geevagh to Sligo road is flooded but passable with care.

Meanwhile, Met Eireann are forecasting a wet and cold weekend ahead:

Friday will start off dry with some sunshine in the east. However, cloud and rain will develop in the west during he morning and will spread across the country, becoming heavy in places and falling as sleet on high ground in Ulster. Highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees. The rain will clear through the evening and early night with moderate to fresh southerly winds veering westerly and freshening, becoming strong on west and north coasts. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 5 degrees.

Saturday will be blustery or windy with a band of showery rain moving eastwards across the country, falling as sleet in places, especially on high ground in Ulster and Leinster. It will later with sunny spells and showers following. Highest temperatures of 5 to 10 degrees, but becoming very cold in the evening and night with showers turning wintry overnight and with frost developing in many areas.

Sunday will be a very cold and blustery day with sunny spells and wintry showers. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees with fresh, gusty westerly winds, which will be strong in coastal areas. Frost will develop on Sunday night.

Early next week will continue very unsettled with wet and windy weather at times and some wintry showers.


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