Weather Warnings Remain As Night Temperatures Set To Fall

WEATHER WARNINGS REMAIN AS NIGHT TEMPERATURES SET TO FALL

Drivers are being warned to take extra care as heavy snow is forecast for many counties in the north west.

A status orange snow and ice warning remains in place for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

Snow accumulations of between 4 and 8cms are forecast. Met Éireann says the highest amounts will be on high ground.

While a yellow warning is in place for Longford, Cavan, Monaghan, Galway and Roscommon.

Between 2 to 4cms of snow are possible in those areas.

In general, it will be a cold day, with top afternoon temperatures of only 2 to 6 degrees – and frost lingering in sheltered areas.

While tonight will be cold and windy, with clear spells and scattered sleet and snow showers – but many areas will become dry.

Lowest air temperatures tonight will fall to zero or -1 in blustery northwesterly winds, with some icy patches.

As temperatures plummet, motorists are reminded not to pour boiling water on their car windscreen to remove frost and ice.

A simple solution to defrosting your windscreen is put forward by meteorologist Ken Weathers.

He says rather than using an ice scraper or a defroster, drivers should use a simple solution of alcohol and water for instant results.

“Here’s a better way – simple solution: all you do is spray, and the frost is gone” he said.

“Its not water – you don’t add hot water to a windshield, it can break it – but just the simple spray of solution on the windshield will make that de-icing a lot quicker” he added.

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