A Status Yellow Wind Warning has been issued today with widespread rain, sleet, and snow and strong winds expected for South East Leinster.
Winds are already at gale force level in many western areas, with wind levels anticipated to increase heavily throughout the day. Strong gusts are expected to hit the South East at speeds of 90kmh – 120kmh.
Snowy showers are expected all across Leinster, with rain, hail and sleet expected to turn into wet snow in the South East with varying accumulation levels.
According to Wicklow Weather, there is potential for severe storms from Wednesday onward, accompanied by “bitter wind chill, thunder and lightning, and coastal flooding”. They have advised people to “avoid all upland road networks [and] coastal locations for the next 72 hours.”
AA Roadwatch has issued a statement saying “High sided vehicles are especially vulnerable on open or exposed roads in windy conditions. Be especially mindful of pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.”