There is a risk of severe weather in the region later in the week.
The country is on high alert for what’s being dubbed the ‘Beast from the East.’
Met Eireann has a yellow weather warning in place up until next weekend, but it is expected to raise the warning level.
There is a risk of blizzard conditions in the region on Thursday evening and night, Met Eireann says it’s not 100% certain as it’s only Monday so keep in touch with their warnings.
The National Emergency Coordination Group is meeting to discuss plans to deal with the expected snow and freezing temperatures.
Met Eireann have issued a Yellow weather warnings for the country. Please listen to local media/social media for updates on the weather conditions and associated warnings. Updates will be provided on this account. @emergencyIE @MetEireann #bewinterready pic.twitter.com/1QiiIsJQwD
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) February 26, 2018
Met Éireann’s Deputy Head of Forecasting Evelyn Cusack explains the situation to Beat News’ Grace O’Sullivan here.