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Met Eireann has issued a level orange weather warning for Leinster

Severe Weather – Press Release

Met Eireann has issued a level orange weather warning for Leinster from 00:00 Friday 10/03/2023 until 10:00 Friday 10/03/2023. The Council wishes to advise the public of the following:

Weather Outlook
Rain/sleet/Snow will spread northwards across the country today accompanied by strengthening winds. Accumulations of snow are considered likely in many areas along with icy conditions. A Status Yellow Snow/Ice warning is in effect for the whole country valid from 03:00 Thursday 09/03/2023 to 12:00 on Friday 10/03/2023.

A status Orange Snow Ice Warning for Leinster will come into effect from 00:00 Friday 10/03/2023 until 10:00 Friday 10/03/2023. Spells of sleet and snow are forecast overnight, combined with strong northerly winds. Significant accumulations of snow are expected in some areas by morning along with icy conditions

• Carlow County Council’s severe weather team, has met and all necessary preparations have been made across all services. The severe weather team remains mobilised and will continue to monitor the situation.

• All Departments and Agencies are relaying the public safety messages, aligned with the latest weather warnings issued.

Public Safety Information
Protective actions advised
o The public should heed local authority advice on local conditions and are asked to monitor Met Éireann forecasts for updates on local conditions
General Public safety advice
o Weather conditions will be disruptive for travel tomorrow. Driving conditions may be particularly hazardous tomorrow morning during the busy commute morning times of 6am to 10am
o The public should note that local conditions will vary across the country and consider those conditions. Any travel arrangements should be planned carefully in advance of setting out
o All road users should be aware of the potential for hazardous travelling conditions, particularly on untreated roads and allow extra time for all road journeys
o Motorists should slow down and be aware of the dangers posed by poor visibility during periods of falling sleet/snow
o Pedestrians should be aware for the potential of slips and falls in icy conditions particularly on untreated roads and footpaths

Met Éireann Weather Warning
The latest Met Éireann forecasts and warnings are available at the following links: