The following updated Weather Advisory has been issued by Met Éireann at 11:00hours Sunday, 25-Feb-2018:
Exceptionally cold weather will occur this week. Air and ground temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees below normal, with significant wind chill and penetrating severe frosts. Snow showers, mainly affecting eastern areas on Tuesday, will progressively become more widespread and heavier through midweek, with significant and disruptive accumulations.
Valid from 0:00 hours Tues, 27-Feb-2018 until 18:00 hours Sat, 03-Mar-2018.
Met Éireann will continue to issue updated Weather Advisory messages and as the situation becomes clearer, will issue weather warnings with predicated levels of snowfall.
This weather event is likely to have significant and disruptive impacts on transport, schools and essential infrastructure, but it is difficult to fully assess possible impacts at this time.
Carlow Co. Council has preparations in place as per its 2017 – 2018 Winter Services Plan
(http://www.carlow.ie/wp-content/documents/uploads/Winter%20Services%20Plan%202017-2018.pdf ) and will respond accordingly.
The Council will convene it’s Severe Weather Co-Ordination Group as necessary in order to make required further preparations for the weather event and information and advice will be issued to the public as appropriate.
The public is advised to prepare for this weather event and are referred to the Governments 2017 – 2018 Be winter- ready Information Booklet for advice (https://www.winterready.ie/en )