Met √Čireann have issued two more weather warnings

KILDARE WEATHER UPDATE Showery day ahead today

A status yellow wind warning has been issued for the entire provinces of Munster and Leinster, as well as Galway, with southwest to west winds expected to reach mean speeds of between 55 and 65 km/h, with gusts up to 110 km/h possible on Saturday afternoon and evening.

A new snow ice Status Yellow Weather Warnings has been issued by Met √Čireann to go with two in force for wind and rain.

STV weather presenter Sean Batty said: "The freezing level will drop as an area of rain moves east into Saturday night, which could allow a spell of snow to low levels before clearing".

Scattered heavy wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow will occur also with some accumulations of snow over high ground. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees.

Rain will develop in the west and will spread eastwards to all areas overnight.

A NUMBER of separate weather warnings are due to come into effect this Saturday as forecasters are predicting strong winds, snow and ice. Frost and icy patches will develop also.

"Most of us will see snow and rain, and there's going to be a lot of wind".

However, the outlook for the weekend is for more icy conditions with wintry showers, ice and frost expected. Highest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees with moderate westerly breezes.

PARENTS hoping to make the most of the half term break will be left disappointed as heavy rain and snow gear up to batter Britain for almost all of next week.

More showers this afternoon will give a total 24 hour rainfall accumulation for today of between 25 and 35 mm.

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