Blizzard-like conditions could hit Irish farms in the coming days

Blizzard like weather conditions could hit Irish farms in the coming days as Met Eireann has issued several snow and ice weather warnings.

A status orange weather warning for snow and ice has been issued for counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

The warning is set to come into effect this evening, Wednesday, at 6pm and will remain in place until Friday, January 13, evening at 6pm.

The weather is forecast to turn very cold and wintry, with showers of hail, sleet and snow expected. Some scattered thunderstorms will also affect some areas, according to Met Eireann.

Accumulations of snow and sleet is set to more significant on high ground, where there’s a risk of drifting and blizzard conditions at times.

Meanwhile, a status yellow weather warning for snow and ice has been issued for Munster, Leinster as well as counties Galway and Roscommon.

This warning will come into effect on Thursday, January 12 at 5am and will remain in place until Friday evening at 6pm.

Weather in these areas is also expected to turn very cold and wintry, with showers of hail, sleet and snow forecast.

Similarly to other areas, the heaviest snowfall will likely effect areas of higher ground. Showers will be more scattered in south Leinster and along the east coast of Leinster.

Yesterday, Met Eireann, issued a status yellow weather advisory warning for cold wintry weather to come into effect this evening.

It will remain in place until Saturday, January 14, at noon.

The advisory warning indicates that very cold wintry weather will develop from tonight onwards.

Showers are forecast to turn wintry in many places, from Wednesday evening to Saturday, with falls of sleet and snow expected.

The heaviest of the snowfall is most likely over Ulster, Connacht, north Leinster and west Munster, while high ground will be most at risk.