Snow, ice and wind warnings in place for Thursday

A Status Yellow snow, ice and wind warning is now in place for County Roscommon and all of Connacht along with Munster and Leinster.

The warning is valid from 8am Thursday until 8am Friday.

A band of sleet and snow will spread northeastwards during Thursday giving snow accumulations of up to 5cm in some areas (higher over the mountains), but transitioning to rain in the west and south on Thursday night.

In addition, strong to gale force southeast winds in conjunction with rain, sleet and snow will lead to poor visibility and hazardous conditions over the same period.

The Status Yellow snow/ice warning is also in force for this area on Saturday from 2am until 12 noon with snow accumulations of 5 cm possible (more on higher ground), accompanied by fresh to strong southeast winds

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