Two weather warnings in place as temperatures set to plummet

Snowy scenes in the Cooley Mountains in County Louth

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

The new status orange snow-ice warning is in place for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo and began at 4pm today (Thursday December 7) and will remain in place until 6pm on Friday December 8.

The warning comes into effect at 11pm tomorrow evening (Saturday December 9) and will be in force for 24 hours.

The snow, which is expected to fall on most of the country will reach up to 8cm in height.

Galway Bay fm newsroom - Temperatures could plummet to as low as minus eight degrees across the west overnight as Met Eireann issues fresh weather warnings for the country.

Road safety chiefs are urging motorists, pedestrians and cyclists to take extra care.

Ensure you remove all snow from your vehicle before commencing your journey as snow left on the roof will become loose and can drop onto the windscreen during braking, causing severe restriction to your vision. Allow extra distance between you and the vehicle in front.

An earlier status yellow alert - warning of heavy rainfall in Limerick - has been updated by forecasters who are now warning of "rain, sleet and snow with snow accumulations of up to 4cm possible".

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