A status yellow snow and ice warning has been issued for Cork

The warning is valid from 4pm Thursday until 11am on Friday.

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow warning with snow, ice and hazardous conditions across the country.

According to the national forecaster, there will be “Scattered showers of hail, sleet and snow, and icy stretches, Thursday evening. Thursday night and Friday morning will lead to hazardous travelling conditions in some parts.

“Showers will be most widespread in the west and north of the country where some accumulations are likely. Isolated thunderstorms will also occur.”

The warning is expected to come into effect from Thursday evening at 4pm, and will last until 11am on Friday, with temperatures dipping down as low as minus 3 degrees.

“Falls of sleet or snow are possible in some areas by Thursday evening, mainly across the western half of the country. Afternoon highs of 4 to 8 degrees but turning much colder by evening time with a fresh to strong and gusty southwest to west wind.”

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