Snow and ice warning for Donegal today

Image Sam Boal

Image Sam Boal

A weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for spells of heavy snow across Lincolnshire on the Sunday of Christmas Market weekend.

We could end up with 1-5cm of snow in some places and even up to a 10cm in other areas.

The showers are expected to turn increasingly wintry later in the afternoon and evening, with snow accumulations possible.

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There will also be icy stretches with north and northwest counties most at risk.

"It will be cold for the next 10 days, with temperatures hardly making it up to 10C during the day", said Mr Eagleton.

Earlier, Met Eireann warned that the cold air and some icy conditions coming tonight will be "a real shock to the system" after the mild period.

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A status yellow wind warning is in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry.

"He said maximum temperatures on Friday will be three or four degrees in Donegal, with some parts of the county seeing temperatures as low as 2 or 3 degrees", he said.

Northwest winds of 55 to 65 are expected to gust 100 to 110 km/h - strongest winds in coastal areas and over high ground.

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The UK Met Office have named it Storm Caroline.

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