Snow and ice warning for Donegal today

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A STATUS ORANGE snow-ice warning has been issued for six counties tonight.

Meanwhile, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry will see a wind warning come into effect at 3am tomorrow ahead of Storm Caroline.

"Accumulations of four to eight centimetres are expected, with the larger values on high ground".

Met Eireann yesterday confirmed two Status Yellow wind alerts over the latest storm but today said accumulations of snow of up to 3cm could fall in places on Thursday and Friday.

The warning is valid from Thursday, December 7 4pm to 6pm Friday, December 8.

Weather experts at The Met Office have warned that vehicles in Leeds and areas in Yorkshire including Scarborough, Hull and Wakefield could become stranded on Sunday.

A yellow status weather warning for snow and ice has also been announced across the North of Ireland.

Forecasters say snow showers in those areas will occur this evening, tonight and into Friday.

A spokesman for the forecaster said: "A spell of heavy snow is possible over some central parts of the United Kingdom during Sunday. Lowest temperatures -2 to +3 degrees, coldest inland in the north".

Snow showers are expected for the counties which icy roads and footpaths.

Northwest winds will fresh to strong and gusty. This means icy roads, particularly in the north and west of the country.

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