Between 4cm and 8cm of snow expected to fall
Between 4cm and 8cm of snow is expected to fall in the coming days, as Met Eireann has issued a status orange weather warning for snow and ice.
The warning was recently issued and it is set to be valid from now until 6:00pm tomorrow evening (Friday, December 8) with plenty of snow showers expected.
Larger accumulations are likely on high ground. There will also be a danger of icy roads and footpaths.
Counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo are set to be affected by this warning.
The warning has been valid from 4:00pm this evening and it will remain in place until 6:00pm tomorrow evening.
According to Met Eireann, occasional snow showers will occur this evening, tonight and during Friday – with accumulations of up to 3cm expected. There will also be a risk of some icy roads and footpaths.
A number of status yellow wind warnings were also issued this week, with gusts exceeding 100kph having been forecast. The strongest winds are most likely along coastal areas.