Status Yellow snow/ice warning in place for one county with wintry weather ahead

A Status Yellow snow and ice warning is in place for Co. Wicklow, with wintry weather expected for the country in the next number of days.

From 10:00am this morning (Wednesday, January 20) until 7:00pm this evening, Wicklow will experience falls of sleet and snow with significant snow accumulations on hills and mountains.

There is also a Status Yellow rain warning for counties Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry, valid until 12:00pm today.

Met Éireann has also issued a weather advisory for Ireland, warning that weather conditions will turn “increasingly wintry” from mid-week onwards.

Issued by the national meteorological office at 2:00pm yesterday (Tuesday, January 19), the advisory is valid since 12:00am last night through to 11:59pm on Sunday, January 24.

During this time period, Met Éireann warns that it will “turn colder from Wednesday with weather conditions becoming increasingly wintry for the rest of the week”.

“There will be a risk of frost and icy conditions, with falls of sleet or snow at times.”

Weather today

There is rain in many areas early this morning and continuing today in Leinster and Munster. It will be heavy at times, turning to sleet or snow in parts of east and south Leinster this afternoon, especially on high ground. There will be sunny spells and scattered showers following from the northwest.

This evening and early tonight, rain and any sleet or snow in the east is expected to clear. Tonight will bring clear spells and scattered wintry showers, a few possibly thundery. There will be lowest temperatures of -1° to 2°, with frost and icy patches in many areas.