Forecaster issues multiple warnings for wind and ice with temperatures to plummet


Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


Carlow Carlow Carlow

Be advised!

Weather forecaster Cathal Nolan from Ireland's Weather Channel has issued a number of warnings for the coming days.

According to him, multiple weather advisories and warnings are required between now and Saturday due to a very mobile weather pattern.

"After a dry, quiet day [on Thursday] for most, clear skies on Thursday night will allow temperatures to drop to -1 or -2 degrees Celsius with a widespread sharp to severe ground frost.

"Damp untreated surfaces will quickly freeze over after dark, leading to a risk of dangerous driving conditions. The risk persists through Friday morning also," Cathal said. 

He added: "Finally, through the early hours of Saturday morning and up until the early afternoon an approaching low pressure system and associated cold front will result in a tightening of the isobars across Ireland, leading to a spell of west and windy weather.

"Winds will gust to between 100-115 km/h in Atlantic coastal counties, and up to 100 km/h elsewhere."