Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Met Éireann issues Donegal with Storm Caroline weather warning

Met Éireann issues Donegal with Storm Caroline weather warning

Met Office forecasters confirmed today that the intense conditions will form under the name Storm Caroline.

Met Éireann has issued a warning as Ireland is set to be hit with nasty winds this week starting Thursday alongside an icy storm and possible snow.

The forecasters have issued a Status Yellow weather warning for Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare and Kerry which comes into effect at 3am on Thursday morning.

The warning states Storm Caroline is "expected to bring a spell of very windy weather to northern Scotland on Thursday".

It could snow in North Devon this week, the Met Office has revealed. "These will continue into Thursday night and Friday with some producing accumulations on hills and mountains".

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On Saturday the heaviest and most frequent of the snow showers will progressively become confined to northeast Scotland with strong northwest winds possibly causing drifting of the snow in places with blizzard conditions possible.

It said snow up to 10-20 cm was possible over high ground, mainly in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.

Snow showers are being predicted on Friday and icy surfaces are also expected to form, especially overnight.

The strong winds may affect Scotland's road, rail, air and ferry services, and longer journey times and cancellation of services are possible. Temperatures will fall to between minus 2 and plus 2 degrees, with frost and icy patches.

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