Orange Alert in Ireland
The MET Eireann has sent out Orange Alert and said the snow-melt will continue to lead to an accumulation of surface water bringing the risk of flooding in the region. “Mist and fog will gradually lift this morning leaving a cold day with mostly cloudy skies and a few patches of rain or drizzle. However, some bright or sunny spells will develop later in the afternoon. Snow-melt will continue to lead to an accumulation of surface water bringing the risk of flooding. Maximum temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees in light or moderate, variable winds,” it said in the website.
A mixture of cloud and clear spells overnight with just a few isolated showers are expected. Cold with frost and ice forming as temperatures dip to between -2 and +2 degrees. Mist and fog will form also in light, variable breezes, the website reads.
It has also issued snow-ice warning for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford. Widespread lying snow and ice will continue to lead to hazardous conditions, the official weather agency warns.
There will be a risk of localised flooding due to rising river levels and there will be areas of surface water pooling. Mountainous catchments and urban areas most affected.