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Yellow warning issued from Met Eireann
Weather Advisory for Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan
Advance warning for cold weather this weekend with low-temperatures, snow-showers, snow-accumulation mainly Saturday night and Sunday.
Issued:Friday 16 March 2018 09:00
Valid:Friday 16 March 2018 09:03 to Sunday 18 March 2018 23:59
**Forecast UPDATED 15th March**
Turning much colder through Saturday as easterly winds become established across the country overnight Friday.
Increasingly unstable air with heavy snow showers coming on to the east coast through Saturday morning will become more widespread through the afternoon with accumulations of snow by evening.
It will feel increasingly raw through Saturday as temperatures fall and the wind chill increases.
Overnight heavy and frequent snow showers most especially in eastern and southeastern coastal counties but most areas are at risk of some snowfall. Heavy falls likely occasionally with some drifting at times which may lead to much reduced visibility. Some thunderstorm activity is also possible with ice pellets mixed in with snowfall at times. Some temporary blizzard like conditions are possible locally in heavy shower bands.
Snow showers, still heavy, continuing through Sunday. The showers becoming less frequent by Sunday night but still further accumulations in the east.
On Monday snow and hail showers will be lighter and will be dieing out by Monday evening.
Max temperatures on Saturday 1 to 7c (falling quickly by mid-morning). Sunday, -1 to 3c.
Frost and ice will be widespread Saturday and Sunday nights with lows of -1 to -5c both nights. Locally lower where snow has settled.
Amounts of snow likely to be in the 5 - 15 cm range generally but more locally particularly in eastern coastal counties.
Possible warnings: Yellow/Orange
Most likely source of disruption at the current time: Snow showers
Areas most at risk: Leinster/Munster
Please keep an eye on the model thread for lots of technical chat, charts and all sorts of other useful information from great posters!
Farmers, in particular, should consider taking whatever precautions they may need to take given the time of year on a "just in case" basis.