A wind warning has been issued for Donegal with gusts of up to 110km/h expected.
Met Éireann’s wind warning came into effect at 11am this morning, and will be valid until midnight. Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick are also set to be battered by heavy winds.
“Westerly winds veering northwest will reach mean speeds of 55-60 km/h with gusts of up to 110 km/h at the coasts,” they forecast.
A snow-ice warning is also in place for Donegal, with a risk of snow showers leading to accumulations up to 3cm forecast today. The snow-ice warning came into effect at 3am this morning and is valid until 3pm this afternoon.
Gardaí have asked motorists to exercise caution this afternoon as hailstones are also forecast.
Met Éireann forecast that there will be a chance of hail showers between 12pm and 3pm today, with Gardaí asking motorists to beware as hailstones create “very dangerous driving conditions due to their unpredictable and localised nature.”
Gardaí warn that motorists should reduce their speed without breaking, warn other drivers with hazard warning lights, and avoid sudden steering movements or breaking suddenly. In addition, cruise control should be switched off when driving in hazardous weather conditions.
The regional forecast indicates that wintry showers will become more isolated into the evening, with lowest temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees with a chance of frost. Winds will be moderate to fresh northwest, strong and gusty along west and north coasts.Tags: