Ireland Temperatures to plunge to -3C with 'accumulations of snow' on the way

10:50  07 december  2017
10:50  07 december  2017 Source:   independent.ie

Temperatures to fall bringing snow to parts of UK

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Big Freeze ARRIVES: UK weather warning as temperatures PLUNGE to - 3 C with SNOW forecast. A WEATHER warning has been issued for the UK as forecasters predict temperatures will plummet this weekend.

Temperatures plunge to -10C as UK is blasted by icy winds with FOUR INCHES of snow on the way . Widespread frost and snowfall is on the way with temperatures down to -2C in London by tomorrow night.

Stock picture © Provided by Irish Independent Stock picture STRONG winds today will be followed by very cold weather tonight and tomorrow, with temperatures dropping as low as minus 3C in some parts accompanied with 'accumulations of snow'.

Met Eireann forecaster John Eagleton said it will be windy throughout the country today, but we’ll be spared the worst effects of Storm Caroline.

Today will be “windy, blustery, cold and bright and it will be quite showery in the north-west”, he said.

“When evening comes in, temperatures will drop and those showers will turn wintry in Donegal, north Mayo, Connemara, north Longford and north Midlands.”

More snow and ice warnings for parts of UK

  More snow and ice warnings for parts of UK Britain's big freeze is set to continue as forecasters warned snow and ice could bring more disruption to parts of the country on Friday. Temperatures are expected to plummet as low as -8C overnight - the coldest so far this winter - with severe weather warnings in place for eastern England and Scotland.Up to 5cm of snow is predicted to fall in some areas, the Met Office said.It comes after parts of the country were blanketed in a layer of snow on Thursday, forcing school closures in Scotland and North Yorkshire.

Country braced for a wintry weekend as temperatures plunge below - 3 C bringing ice, rain, sleet and two inches of snow (but it'll be positively balmy by Monday). Scotland has already seen widespread snow , with wintry showers set to move over England and Wales tonight.

Temperatures could plunge to -15C in some parts of the country later this month, with snow already falling in the north. The Met Office has also forecast snowfall on the north Pennines today, alongside peaks in Wales and Scotland.

The Met Eireann website says that those wintry showers will be widespread and frequent in the north of the country with "accumulations of snow over lower ground".

Temperatures will drop to zero or below zero tonight for the bulk of the country, he said, but will hit as low at minus 3C in the northwest tomorrow.

“It will be cold for the next 10 days, with temperatures hardly making it up to 10C during the day,” said Mr Eagleton.

A status yellow wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry will remain in place until 8pm tonight.

Earlier, Met Eireann warned that the cold air and some icy conditions coming tonight will be “a real shock to the system” after the mild period.

It will turn increasingly wintry with biting north-west winds. There may be a light dusting of snow around the country, and it may stick in places in the north and northwest.

Cold temperatures set to rise over the weekend

  Cold temperatures set to rise over the weekend Dubliners were plagued with freezing sub zero temperatures during the week , but it looks like it's going to get a bit warmer in the coming days. A Met Eireann spokesman said: "Saturday will be rather cloudy and misty in parts, with limited bright spells. Most places will be dry, but there will be a little patchy light drizzle at times. Top temperatures of 7C top 9C."Tonight will be cool, with mostly cloudy, misty weather expected, which will give scattered patches of drizzle in places."Lowest temperatures 3C to 5C, with some patches of fog possible under any clear spells.

Plunging temperatures made for a chilly start to the working week across the UK. Now snow threatens to fall across the highlands in Scotland this morning, as forecasters say rain from the north will hit the coldest areas.

SCOTLAND is set to be hit by snow , lightning and very cold temperatures over the next few days, after high winds and rain caused transport… The largest accumulations of snow will be over high ground, with more than 10cm building up above 200 metres.

The Road Safety Authority has cautioned motorists to expect the unexpected with high winds and icy conditions.

Its advice included:

• Watch out for falling/fallen debris and vehicles veering across the road.

• Control of a vehicle may be affected by strong crosswinds. High-sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds.

• Allow extra space between you and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists.

• Drive with dipped headlights at all times.

• Check tyres and consider replacing them if the thread depth is below 3mm.

• It takes longer to stop in wet conditions, so slow down and leave extra space between you and the vehicle in front.

• Take special care when driving behind heavy goods vehicles, as they generate a considerable amount of spray which reduces visibility.

• Be aware of the danger of aquaplaning, especially on roads with speed limits of 100kph and 120kph.

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A mid-week washout with heavy downpours totalling up to 50mm will give way to " Temperatures will drop significantly by the weekend, with minimums of - 3 C and highs of 4C to 5C." Snow and cold weather returns to Britain causing travel chaos with Yorkshire and Wales among the worst hit areas.

THE United Kingdom can expect more snow with temperatures set to “drop rapidly” after the country already Ice warnings cause travel chaos fears , and temps set to plunge to -8C overnight. The heaviest snowfall is expected across parts of northern England where accumulations of 5-10 cm are

Meanwhile, in the UK, they are bracing themselves for the worst of Storm Caroline.

Severe gales are beginning to strengthen across parts of the UK as Storm Caroline arrives - with forecasters warning of a danger to life amid "devastating" gusts in some areas.

The Met Office has issued an amber "be prepared" weather warning for northern Scotland on Thursday.

High winds were already picking up in the early hours, with gusts of up to 90mph expected to batter the region through the morning.

Train services in the north and west of the country have been cancelled, while Traffic Scotland is warning of potential disruptions on the road.

Met Office meteorologist John West said: "Storm Caroline is well on its way across northern parts of the UK.

"There will be devastating winds in some parts. More broadly across Scotland there will be 60-70mph gusts, but in exposed areas we could see 90mph."

The strong wind warning is valid from 6am until 11.55pm on Thursday, with an amber warning for northern Scotland.

A yellow "be aware" warning is in force for the southern half of Scotland and parts of the north of Northern Ireland between 6am and 6pm as well.

The Met Office has warned of flying debris that could lead to injuries or danger to life, while damage to property is also possible.

Have the chances of a London white Christmas ebbed away? .
Despite temperature gauges plunging into negative territory of late, above average temperatures in the days before Christmas mean snowfall is not likely, forecasters say. From this Thursday (21 December) a drier front is set to sweep across the south of England under cloudy skies.This contrasts with the north of the UK, which has the greatest chance of attracting snowfall on the day the man in the big red suit turns up.

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