Offaly included in fresh snow and ice warning from Met Éireann


A snow-ice warning has been issued for Ireland for the coming days.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow wind warning for Galway for Wednesday and Thursday, with gusts of up to 110km/h forecast.

The warning, which covers Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry, will be in effect until 11pm tonight.

North and northwest counties are said to be most at risk, as well as higher ground elsewhere.

Thursday is set to be a cold, windy day, with widespread wintry showers.

Met Éireann says scattered snow showers will occur from late Thursday and into Friday.

It should clear up by Saturday but there is still a risk of wintry showers.

The snow-ice warning of Ireland will last well into Thursday afternoon and will be renewed briefly come nightfall until Friday at 4pm.

"Minimum temperatures will be between -2C and 2C, with frost and icy stretches, especially in places sheltered from the fresh north-westerly wind".

AA Roadwatch, the traffic monitoring service, is also warning motorists to expect delays and allow additional journey time if conditions take a turn for the worst.