Snow and sleet cause difficult road conditions amid ice threat
First fall of the winter prompts AA to advise ‘extreme caution’ while driving on M7
Snow in Athy, Co Kildare today. Photograph: Jerry Carbery
Snow and sleet caused difficult road conditions for evening commuters in the midlands on Wednesday amid the first fall of the winter.
Mr O’Shea added that freezing temperatures on Wednesday night into Thursday morning could turn snow and sleet into ice and create treacherous conditions on the road. Temperatures will fall to minus 1 degrees in midlands areas.
The band of rain was expected to lead to some spot flooding, before turning to sleet and snow later.
The warning is in place from 2pm on Wednesday until 2am on Thursday.
Thursday will be another cold day with the chance of show showers along northwest coasts and parts of east Leinster. Highest temperatures will only range between 4 and 8 degrees, but it will feel even colder in a biting northerly wind.
Temperatures will again fall below freezing in many places at night with a sharp frost developing on both Thursday night and Friday morning.
Winds will moderate on Friday, but it will still be cold on Friday night with a sharp frost inland and the risk of icy patches. A few patches of mist may also form.