Met Eireann update warning for six counties with hail, sleet & snow expected this afternoon

Met Eireann has updated their status yellow warning for six counties as showers of hail, sleet, and snow are expected as early as 2 pm.

The warning is in place for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, and Limerick, and is valid from 2 pm until 6 pm this evening (January 23).

Meanwhile, another status yellow snow and ice warning remains in place for the entire country from 6 pm this evening until midday on Sunday (January 24).

Met Eireann update snow & ice warning for six counties with snow expected this afternoon

The RSA earlier issued a warning to all road users that hazardous conditions are expected if snow and ice stick.

The Irish forecaster has however confirmed that this cold, wintry spell will come to an end on Tuesday.

Monday will see "showery outbreaks of rain or sleet during the day mixed with dry and bright intervals".

Tuesday will then be much milder air of 7 to 10 degrees which will spread northwards from the southwest in the afternoon, reaching Ulster later in the evening.

Wednesday will be dull with widespread outbreaks of rain, but it will remain mild with temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees.

Predictions for the rest of the week are "mild and unsettled for Thursday and Friday with further spells of rain. Rain potentially heavy with strong winds at times also".

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