Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Met Eireann issue ANOTHER status yellow warning

Met Eireann issue ANOTHER status yellow warning

Met Eireann stated: "It will be mild at first, but early indications suggest that it will become very cold over St Patrick's weekend". Wind speeds are forecast to gust up to 90 to 100 km/h in places across Leinster.

Met Eireann have issued a status yellow weather advisory for Munster and Leinster.

Rainfall warnings are in place for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow, Waterford, Tipperary, Limerick, Cork and Kerry with accumulations expected of up to 50mms (two inches) on higher ground and localised flooding expected. Min. 0 to 4 Celsius, with a risk of frost in sheltered parts of the north and east.

However, the snow showers are not expected to be anything like the blizzard-like conditions of Storm Emma and are unlikely to interfere with any parades. It will be cold, frosty and icy on Monday night.

Worst hit will be mountainous areas across Munster. Very strong and gusty southeast winds will decrease moderate to fresh by morning.

Wrap up warm when you're going to the parades on Saturday! There will be a wind chill factor. However, it will also result in the weather from Friday through to Sunday being exceptionally cold. "This is not unusual".

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