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Published: Fri, January 19, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

More snow and ice forecast for Donegal

More snow and ice forecast for Donegal

The Island is expected to be hit by further adverse weather later this week as the Met Office issues a yellow weather warning for very strong winds.

As well as the cold weather, The Met Office has issued an official yellow warning for wind in parts of the north west for the evening of January 17.

The warning from Met Éireann came into effect at 11am this morning and will remain in place until 3am on Wednesday morning.

"Rain will spread further inland this evening and possibly turn to sleet and snow over Ulster and north Leinster this evening and tonight, when it will become very windy".

Where there were some reports of sleet in parts of Limerick this morning there have not been any large accumulations of snow. Winds fresh to strong and gusty west to northwest in direction, but reaching gale force along coasts of the north and northwest for a time. "Lowest temperatures of -1C to 2C with moderate to fresh westerly winds strong along Atlantic coasts".

There could also be frost and icy patches in sheltered areas, with slippery surfaces.

Tomorrow will continue to be cold, starting with early frost. Lowest temperatures will be 0 to +4 degrees.

However, later on Wednesday afternoon, heavy and persistent rain will push into Atlantic coastal counties in strengthening south to southwest winds.

Sunday will start off wet in most areas but the rain will clear eastwards during he morning with sunshine and showers following for the rest of the day.

A forecaster revealed: "It will be cold and breezy today with sunny spells and showers".

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