Met Éireann issue Weather Advisory for Louth ahead of “exceptionally cold weather”

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Met Éireann issue Weather Advisory for Louth ahead of “exceptionally cold weather”

Met Éireann issue Weather Advisory for Louth ahead of “exceptionally cold weather”

Met Éireann have issued a status yellow weather advisory, which may be updated to at least a status orange warning, ahead of “exceptionally cold weather” that is to occur this week.

According to the warning, Met Éireann say

“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.”

The weather warning is valid from Tuesday 27 February 2018 00:01 to Saturday 03 March 2018 18:00.

Louth Weather has also updated their forecast with an advisory that “the likelihood of snow is very high with the risk levels at their highest level since 2010. Some small changes could see this develop into a serious event.”

According to Louth Weather, while the quantities of snow are uncertain, some weather charts “such as the usually reliable GFS are showing snow depths of 11cm by Friday.”

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