Hot tip: Wear wellies.
The Status Yellow snow-ice warning for Ireland remains in place for the rest of the week, but in Cork we’ll be mostly bracing for heavy outbreaks of rain today.
According to Met Éireann, the deluge will be accompanied by falls of sleet and snow at times inland, though mainly over high ground.
Highest temperatures will range between four and seven degrees during the day, turning ‘extremely cold’ this evening and overnight with further wintry falls; some snow accumulations, frost and icy conditions too, all resulting in treacherous conditions.
In fact, tonight’s temperatures will drop as low as -3 degrees Celsius so make sure your home is winter ready, check in with elderly neighbours and make sure all animals are indoors.
Road Safety tip: With heavy frost & icy conditions this week, full clear vision from inside your vehicle while driving is essential. Clear all windows, mirrors & windscreen fully & ensure your lights are also free of ice & frost before you take to the road #yourlifeyourchoice pic.twitter.com/3bPgnhgs8a
— Cork County Council (@Corkcoco) January 31, 2019
Cork County Council has treated 1,685km of main road, with 16 gritters operating as part of the winter service plan from 4am this morning.
The Status Yellow warning remains in place until noon on Saturday, February 2nd.