Tipperary weather: snow and ice warning for Tipperary!

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Sian Moloughney

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Sian Moloughney

Tipperary weather: snow and ice warning for Tipperary!

Snow and ice warning for Tipperary!

A Status Yellow Weather Warning for Snow and Ice remains valid for Tipperary and the entire country until 9pm today Thursdsay.

Frost and ice will remain severe across many parts of the country this morning as temperatures continue to stay close to freezing.


Cloudier conditions in the west and southwest will bring outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow through the day with temperatures slowly rising in the south to about 3 or 4 degrees by evening, but remaining around 1 or 2 degrees elsewhere.


AA Roadwatch report widespread frosty and icy conditions on the roads, except parts of the south coast.


Drive with extra care, especially on higher ground where accumulations of snow are most likely. Remember that stopping distances are up to ten times longer in snow or ice.

Tipperary is among 20 counties that have been issued with a snow and ice weather alert for tomorrow, Thursday.

Met Éireann issued a status yellow snow and ice warning today.

The warning is in place for Tipperary, Limerick, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Kerry and all of Connacht.

According to Met  Éireann Tipperary could see up to 3cms of snow for a time on Thursday and Thursday night, especially on higher ground, but small amounts will also be at lower levels.

The alert in place for Tipperary and other parts of Munster between 7am and 4pm tomorrow.  It will come into force for parts of Leinster, Connacht and Ulster from 4pm.

Met Éireann adds that rain will follow, clearing any snow.

The alert is in place from 7am on Thursday until 6am on Friday.

Tips for driving safely in snowy and icy conditions.