TURNING VERY COLD TONIGHT WITH ICY STRETCHES ON ROADS - COLDEST NIGHT OF 2019
Overnight it will turn very cold across Ireland with less wintry showers than what was seen last night and this morning. All national roads have been cleared of snow now and most roads should be fine across the west, northwest, north and the midlands. There still is some lying snow on secondary roads and over higher ground roads today so be extra careful if you are out and about today.
Overnight conditions will turn very poor again with the main factor tonight been icy. with the recent snowfall over the last 24 hours and slushy conditions on roads this will lead to slippery conditions on roads and black ice to form due to melting snow refreezing.
Over night will see temperatures drop to as low as -5C with highs of around 1C, It will be coldest across Ulster with the highest temperatures over Munster. All parts will be at the risk of icy conditions.
Temperatures could dip lower for a time over snow covered areas which cold be the coldest night of the year so far.
CORK: A gradual thaw is starting to set in around the county following heavy snowfall yesterday evening and overnight which resulted in very icy conditions early this morning.
KERRY/CORK: Care is advised on the N22 at the county bounds due to slippery conditions.
SLIGO: Icy conditions have been reported on Connaughton Rd in Sligo Town.
GALWAY: Gardaí report icy conditions on secondary roads around Tuam.
LIMERICK: Conditions are slushy on roads around Askeaton.
LEITRIM: There are very snowy conditions in the Carrick-on-Shannon and Manorhamilton areas.
TIPPERARY: Gardaí report slippery road conditions on roads around the Roscrea area.
WICKLOW: Gardai are advising motorists to avoid the Sally Gap (R759) as this route is impassable following snowfall and icy conditions. Wicklow Gap is open.
DONEGAL: Road conditions are improving around Milford and Buncrana, but care is still advised on secondary routes.
I will have a update in the next hour on the snowfall risk on Thursday for parts of Ireland. Stay tuned.
Kenneth Mc Donagh from the Donegal Weather Channel
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