Met Office upgrades snow warning to amber

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There is also a yellow snow-ice warning for Ireland.

Met Eireann have warned of a cold snap set to take hold across the country while a status yellow weather warning was issued last night as Storm Caroline makes its way toward Irish shores.

Slight to moderate accumulations are possible with up to 3 cm in parts along with Icy stretches too.

The warning is valid for 24 hours from 4pm this afternoon.

Met Éireann forecaster John Eagleton said there is unlikely to be snow during the daytime but snow will gather on higher ground.

"When evening comes in, temperatures will drop and those showers will turn wintry in Donegal, north Mayo, Connemara, north Longford and north Midlands".

"There will be no snow during the day".

The wet weather today (Thursday) has been accompanied by temperatures reaching 12°C, but from tomorrow (Friday, December 8) it will feel much sharper with a maximum temperature of 3°C.

If you're heading out to get into the festive swing of things this weekend you'll need to wrap up warm because snow and freezing cold temperatures are being forecast for the next few days.

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