Temperatures set to plummet as Storm Caroline approaches

A nationwide weather alert has been issued as Storm Caroline is set to cause significant disruption to commuters tomorrow and Friday.

Heavy wind, rain and wintry showers are all on the cards, as a bitterly cold air mass is set to push across the country.

Tomorrow will start off cold, bright and windy, however showers will start to drift down in a brisk northwest flow, which will lead to heavy showers turning wintry in the afternoon.

Wintry showers are set to continue through Thursday evening into Friday and with heavy winds likely to cause ‘blizzard’ like conditions commuters are advised to exercise caution over the coming days.

According to Wicklow Weather, the heaviest accumulations of snow is likeliest for Ulster and Connacht, though inland Leinster is also at risk.

“We expect treacherous driving conditions by evening in many areas with black ice in many areas by late evening and blizzard like conditions especially in the W and N and very strong gales in coastal counties,” according to a spokesperson from Wicklow Weather.

“Wrap up nationwide as feel like temps or wind chill will feel more like 0c to -5c by day. ”

The cold spell is set to continue until Sunday but it’s not all good news as more cold weather is on the cards for Monday.

 

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