Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow snow and ice warning for County Roscommon and a number of adjacent counties for Thursday.
According to the forecaster, “A band of rain will turn increasingly to sleet and snow on Thursday. This will result in
. Ice on untreated surfaces
. Hazardous driving conditions
. Travel disruption
. Poor visibility
The counties affected are Roscommon, Cavan, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Monaghan and Sligo.
The warning comes into effect on Thursday 8/2/2024 at 02:00 and expires on Thursday 8/2/2024 18:00
Met Eireann Forecast
Thursday 8th February
Thursday will begin cloudy and breezy with wintry outbreaks and further sleet and snow in places. Moderate accumulations are likely. Cold with an added wind chill factor owing to a biting easterly winds. Highest temperatures of 2 to 4 degrees, a little less cold further south.
OUTLOOK: Cold with showery outbreaks of rain. Frost and icy stretches under clear skies.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Rain and sleet will persist across Ulster with outbreaks of rain elsewhere. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees. Northeast winds will be quite brisk across the North and Northeast, and mainly moderate in strength across other areas.
FRIDAY: Staying unsettled with scattered outbreaks of rain; some sleet possible across Ulster. Highest temperatures of just 3 to 7 degrees, a little milder though across southern counties. Winds will be cyclonic variable mainly light to moderate, again fresher across the North and Northeast.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Calm with long clear spells and scattered showers, possibly merging to longer spells of rain at times across the North. Lowest temperatures of -1 to 3 degrees with frost and ice.
SATURDAY: Generally cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain, most prevalent across the South and East. Highest temperatures of 5 to 10 degrees with in light variable breezes.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Similar conditions after-dark but with frost and ice where skies stay clear. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees.
SUNDAY: Staying unsettled with further scattered outbreaks of rain, turning wintry in parts later. Some sunny spells in parts too. Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees. In moderate to fresh northwesterly winds.