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The Met Office has issued a yellow ice and snow warning for Northern Ireland

The Met Office has issued a yellow ice and snow warning for Northern Ireland

The Met Office has issued a yellow ice and snow warning for Northern Ireland

The island of Ireland is set for a wintry blast with a series of weather warnings issued for tonight and tomorrow.

Met Eireann has issued its second highest orange warning for high winds in counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

The forecaster, which said "strong and damaging gusts" potentially as strong as 130km/h (80mph) were likely, also warned of the risk of some coastal flooding.

Elsewhere, a yellow wind warning has been issued for all of Leinster and also counties Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Waterford.

There is also a yellow Met Eireann warning for snow and ice for counties Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo.

In Northern Ireland, the Met Office has issued a yellow ice and snow warning.

The UK's national forecaster has predicted frequent sleet, snow and hail showers for the region through Monday and well into Tuesday.

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It said snowfall of between 1-3 cms was possible on low ground, with strong winds also forecast.


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