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Travel warning as snow and ice forecast for north Wales

11 February 2018, 05:06 | Nina Perez

Met Éireann Issues Two Weather Warnings Affecting Kildare.

Rain, sleet and snow are forecast for much of next week as children break up from school for half term

A snow and ice warning for all of Ireland is in place until midnight on Sunday as temperatures are expected to fall to -3 degrees.

Rain will develop in the west and will spread eastwards to all areas overnight.

Saturday won't be much different - although there will be some dry intervals at stages.

According to Met Éireann, rainfall this afternoon and evening will give a total 24-hour rainfall accumulation for Saturday of between 25 and 35 mm.

A very cold westerly airstream will bring frequent snow showers to many western and central areas on Sunday.

Temperatures are likely to drop to around zero overnight.

On Sunday night, wintry showers will continue with accumulations of snow in places. Frost and icy patches will develop also.

Showers and blustery weather is forecast for the north-west, where the highest temperatures us expected to be around 5C, with the south-west's at about 7C. Lowest temperatures will range from -3°C to 0°C.

Temperatures tomorrow and Monday are below average, but will pick up on Tuesday and Wednesday as a frontal system comes in from the Atlantic.

A post on the weather forecaster's site states: "A spell of rain, sleet and hill snow will move North-east on Saturday evening, this gradually turning to snow down to some lower levels".

"Highest temperatures of 4 to 6C with moderate to fresh west to northwest winds".

Public Health England forecasters have extended a cold weather health alert until Tuesday and today swathes of the country were hit by wind and even some snow.

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