The groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter for the US last week and it looks like we’re in for similar weather on this side of the Atlantic.
Met Éireann has issued two Status Yellow weather warnings, with a snow-ice earning for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, East Cork, Tipperary and Waterford in place until Tuesday afternoon and a low temperature warning in place until tonight.
Motorists have been warned to be extra careful on the roads due to hazardous driving conditions.
This morning will be mainly dry, cold & frosty with icy patches. Frost & any mist or fog will gradually clear & a few sunny spells will develop. This afternoon, rain will develop in the west. It will spread eastwards through the evening and early night, turning to sleet and snow. pic.twitter.com/Z1oofWuBg3
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) February 5, 2018
This morning will be mainly dry, cold and frosty with icy patches. Sunny spells in the afternoon will give way to rain this evening, turning to sleet and snow.
Tonight, sleet and snow will mainly affect east Cork, Tipperary and Waterford.
A Status Yellow Low Temperature Weather Warning is in place until 10am. Roads may have frost and icy patches, so use major routes as these are more likely to have been gritted. https://t.co/ipFDM8svNY pic.twitter.com/PNCXrJA25s
— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) February 5, 2018
Wednesday will also be frosty with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers, highest temperatures of three to six degrees and moderate to fresh, gusty northwest winds.
We don’t need a groundhog to tell us that spring hasn’t sprung just yet.