Winter may be nearing its end, but it’s time to dust down those brollies as the county braces itself for yet more stormy conditions.
Forecasters are predicting the return of another barrage of wind and rain towards the end of the week in what is fast becoming the most unsettled start to a New Year in years.
Last night (Tuesday) saw temperatures dip to as low as minus two degrees centigrade in places with ice patches forming on roads right across the county.
Experts have warned of stormy, very wet weather developing during Wednesday morning, accomponied by some severe winds and the likelihood of further heavy rain or showers.
Met Eireann issued a ‘yellow’ snow-ice warning for Connacht, Longford, Westmeath, Cavan and Monaghan on Tuesday, leading to bouts of snowfall in some places.
Those wintry conditions are expected to turn to rain and wind towards the latter end of the week with temperatures staying close to zero at night.