Snow and ice warnings issued as wintry weather expected to return
Snow and ice weather warnings have been issued for many parts of Ireland for Thursday evening.
Met Eireann said snow accumulations of up to 2cm are expected in some areas.
A status yellow snow-ice warning has been issued for counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Leitrim, Cork, Limerick and Tipperary.
The warning is valid from 4pm on Thursday until 9am on Friday.
A second warning has been issued for Leinster and counties Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal. Frost and icy conditions are expected to develop this evening across most of the region.
In Northern Ireland the Met Office has issued an overnight yellow warning of snow and ice.
The Met Office said some roads and railways are likely to be affected leading to longer journey times by road, bus and train services.
Some delays to air travel are also possible.
Forecasters said a band of snow and rain is expected to move northeastwards over Northern Ireland later on Thursday night and during Friday morning.
Snow is more likely over the north and west of the region.