Met Éireann warns of ‘hazardous’ icy roads as snow lingers in parts of Cork
The frost is back and the snow is staying put in places.
And with a Status Yellow – Low Temperature/Ice warning for Ireland in place until noon today, Tuesday, Met Éireann is advising drivers to be extra careful.
The national forecaster warns Cork motorists to expect “icy stretches leading to hazardous travelling conditions, especially on untreated roads and paths” this morning.
“Wintry showers in the northwest and southwest. Accumulations possible, especially in mountainous areas, leading to disruption,” they added.
The heaviest snowfalls overnight were reported in West Cork, particularly Clonakilty and Skibbereen.
Good morning from #westcork #sneachta #mountgabriel #schull pic.twitter.com/T4VVKt5SxS
— Skibbereen Heritage (@skibbheritage) January 17, 2023
It’s snowing and staying on the ground @corkbeo #Berrings #snowcork pic.twitter.com/MI0vydHqA4
— Paula Cogan (@PaulaCoganCork) January 16, 2023
A Winter Weather Advisory for Ireland remains in place until Friday, with forecasters predicting it will continue to be very cold until later Thursday with an Arctic airflow in across the country, bringing sharp to severe frosts.
Some showers of hail, sleet, and snow are expected with the potential for freezing fog.