Met Eireann has issued a new weather warning for Ireland today as the cold snap continues.
A status yellow wind warning has been issued nationwide from 11am today (Friday). Strong winds of up to 100km/h will strike and there is a risk of coastal flooding up to early Saturday morning.
The risk of snow continues for the north west.
Met Eireann’s Ulster forecast for today reads: “This morning will be dry in many areas at first, with widespread frost and a risk of icy stretches, clearing gradually. However, there will be further scattered showers in western areas, some wintry. A spell of more persistent rain will extend from the east during the morning and early afternoon, with a risk of some wintry falls, mainly over high ground.
“Becoming very windy also, strong northwest winds developing, up to gale force on coasts. Maximum temperatures 5 to 8 degrees.”
Tonight will be “very windy” with further outbreaks of showery rain at first, but clearer mainly dry conditions will extend from the east, with just a few scattered showers persisting in western coastal areas, some wintry. Temperatures will be above freezing – ranging from 3-5C.
The weekend and early next week are also forecast to be “very cold”, with frost at night and a risk of icy stretches and snow.