Status Orange Weather Warning For Midlands

Snow and ice warning for Donegal today

Met Eireann have issued ANOTHER weather warning

The warning was issued on yesterday, Friday 8 December and will last until tomorrow, Sunday 10 December at 11pm.

The latest weather forecast from Met Eireann is for severe frost across Offaly tonight as temperatures dip to as low as -8 degrees.

An orange weather warning has already been issued by Gardai and Met Eireann for counties in Connacht, Ulster and Leinster.

The forecaster says that a status orange warning is for weather conditions which have the capacity to impact significantly on people and implies that everyone in those areas should prepare themselves in an appropriate way for the anticipated conditions.

It said that the snow will lead to slippery paths and treacherous roads, however so far, gardaĆ­ in the midlands say all national primary routes are passable.

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"Maximum temperatures 2 to 7C in fresh northerly winds making it feel very raw".

Road users are being urged to exercise extreme caution tonight and tomorrow morning.

Tuesday will have a dry and sunny start but cloud will thicken from the west bringing rain during the afternoon and evening with sleet over high ground.

They say with plummeting temperatures - the crisis is escalating for the city's rough sleepers.

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