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Sunday 22 April 2018

Keep the hat and gloves handy as snow and 110kph winds on way

Three and a half year old Benjamin Liu from Knocklyon fills his bucket with some fresh snow at Cruagh in the Dublin Mountains
Three and a half year old Benjamin Liu from Knocklyon fills his bucket with some fresh snow at Cruagh in the Dublin Mountains

Wrap up well and take an umbrella with you - more snow and wet weather are on their way.

As the country braces itself for torrential rain, snow and 110kph winds, Met Eireann has issued two yellow weather warnings.

The rain and wind warning runs from 5pm today until 6am tomorrow.

The snow and ice alert was put in place yesterday

"Wet and windy weather, with a risk of thundery downpours, will sweep eastwards over the country this evening," Met Eireann said.

Coast

"Gusts between 90kph and 110kph are likely to occur in Atlantic, southern and, later, eastern coastal fringes."

It said snow was also likely, mainly in parts of west Ulster and north Connacht.

Temperatures in Dublin are forecast to reach between 6C and 7C today, with strong south-westerly winds.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has advised drivers to "allow extra time for all journeys" and to beware of black ice.

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