Published: Sun, March 04, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Weather warning in Louth downgraded to orange

Weather warning in Louth downgraded to orange

Many funeral services across the country were postponed due to the treacherous road conditions.

Munster, Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan's Status Orange snow-ice alert has been extended into tomorrow.

Galway Bay fm newsroom - Storm Emma is continuing to pass over Ireland bringing heavy snowfall and strong winds.

"Snow turning to rain/sleet and easing early Saturday".

"Lying snow and icy conditions will make many paths and roads very slippery".

The blizzard conditions disrupted power supplies in large parts of Dublin overnight and elsewhere along the east coast from Wexford to Louth.

Belmullet in Co. Mayo recorded a temperature of 1 degree, while Cork Airport clocked in the lowest at -3 degrees.

"The rain will spread up the country this afternoon and this will lead to some snow melt, with a risk of localised flooding later".

Some 22,000 homes, farms and businesses are still without power this morning.

Today Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the risk to life presented by the severe weather conditions should not be underestimated by anyone and urged people to stay indoors until the red alert is lifted.

Schools, third level institutions and colleges of further education countrywide will be closed again today.

Some sleet and snow will continue to affect Ulster in the afternoon.

Met Éireann's weather reports for at 8pm this evening showed only one weather station recording a temperature above freezing.

"Monday, we'll see some dry, bright spells, but cloudy, misty periods also, with some scattered showers".

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