RISK OF FURTHER SNOWFALL ON THURSDAY WITH SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS IN PLACES
On Thursday morning a area of precipitation will extend in from the southwest and move northeastwards on Thursday day turning from rain to sleet and snow in places over the day leading to some snow accumulations in places with significant accumulations for some areas.
On Thursday it will be a now cast situation on where that rain turns to snow but at present current indications show that there will be the risk of significant accumulations across parts of Munster , Connacht, the midlands and east and south Leinster, with moderate falls possible over southern parts of Ulster and north Connacht. Northern parts of Ulster at present look likely to stay dry but cold.
Up to 30cm could accumulate over higher ground areas and the mountains on Thursday and these areas should be avoided, to lower level areas there is a risk of a mix of both rain, sleet and snow and at present how far northwards this system extends it still on known so this is why we call it a nowcast situation and we will monitor that over the coarse of Thursday..
On Thursday night the area of precipitation will turn considerably to snow across Munster and south Leinster with some big accumulations possibly up to 10cm or more over low lying areas.
The latest Hirlam high resolution model shows the accumulations that may be possible over parts of Ireland by Thursday night
I will update again on this later tonight, There is a possibility that a Orange weather warning for snow and ice could be issued for Thursday day or night for Parts of Munster and south Leinster.
Kenneth Mc Donagh from the Donegal Weather Channel
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