March 22, 2018

Warning more snow could be on the way on Sunday

11 February 2018, 05:08 | Donald Newman

Met √Čireann Issues Two Weather Warnings Affecting Kildare.

Weekend weather: wintry showers and low temperatures

The biting polar winds could see temperatures plunge as low as -8C, with up to five centimetres of snow expected to settle in some areas. Lowest temperatures of 0 to -3 degrees.

Rain, sleet and snow is to move eastwards across the country during Saturday night and into Sunday, with the Met Office's warnings in place from 8pm on Saturday until 11am the next day.

Motorists have been advised to watch out for slippery roads due to an accumulation of frost and ice overnight, as temperatures are set to drop to -2 degrees.

The temperatures will reach highs of 1C to 4C, with moderate to fresh westerly winds.

Met Eireann warned that the wind chill factor will makes conditions appear even colder. It will clear overnight with wintry showers following and with frost and ice developing.

Public Health England (PHE) government forecasters have extended a cold weather health alert until Tuesday.

Heavy hail and snow showers are expected to fall on Sunday and continue through until around 3pm on Monday afternoon. Wind will be a feature later in the day.

"A covering of snow as we begin Sunday across the higher grounds of the north of England and central and southern Scotland". Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are.

As the rain clears on Saturday night more wintry showers of snow with a "slight risk of thundery burst", sleet and hail will fall overnight.

Showers and blustery weather is forecast for the north-west, where the highest temperatures us expected to be around 5C, with the south-west's at about 7C.

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