Weather warnings in place from this evening with snow expected

A status yellow warning has been issued for many parts of country from 6pm this evening, with cold and wintry weather expected overnight.

Motorists are also being warned to take care on the roads over the coming days as icy conditions are expected from tonight right through until Saturday.

Carzone Winter 05 January 2017

A statement released by Met Eireann said: “Showers will turn wintry in many places, from Wednesday evening to Saturday, with falls of sleet and snow expected.

"The heaviest of the snow fall is most likely over Ulster, Connacht, north Leinster and west Munster and especially so on high ground."

Temperatures have already began to fall, and are likely to dip below zero tonight and into tomorrow.

Strong winds are also expected to seep across the country.

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