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Snow-Ice Warning Issued For Ireland

Higher ground in the Midlands is particularly at risk of snow showers over the coming hours.

A status yellow wind warning will also be hitting Donegal, as well as other Western counties including Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry.

Temperatures are set to drop and it will be become bitterly cold over the next few days in the region. It will turn increasingly wintry with biting north-west winds.

Road conditions will be in a poor state across the country and motorists are advised to be vigilant for ice and to slow down. Northwest winds will stay strong and gusty.

Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, they are bracing themselves for the worst of Storm Caroline.

Snow is forecast but it will not be as bad in coastal areas as it will be in inland areas.

Met Office meteorologist John West said: "Storm Caroline is well on its way across northern parts of the UK". Severe winds will affect parts of Scotland, but it will generate strong and blustery winds over Ireland also.

Gusts of up to 90mph are possible in exposed areas and people have been warned to look out for flying debris that could lead to injuries or danger to life.



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