Published: Sat, March 03, 2018
Finance | By Cynthia Curry

Met Éireann extends status red weather warning for Limerick

Met Éireann extends status red weather warning for Limerick

A series of weather warnings remain in place for the United Kingdom for snow, ice and wind today however as the Met Office warned of widespread heavy snow and very strong easterly winds in affected areas.

The yellow alert covers most of Scotland and large swathes of England until the end of tomorrow, but Tayside will be the subject of an extended yellow warning until the end of the day on Monday.

The chief forecaster said a weather system is expected to move slowly north through Thursday, initially affecting the south of the warning area before intensifying and pushing north across the rest of the area later on.

"Delays and cancellations to public transport are possible, as are delays to travel on roads; some stranding of vehicles and passengers could also occur".

"Long interruptions to power supplies and other utilities are likely to occur".

Storm Emma, rolling in from the Atlantic, looks poised to meet the Beast from the East's chilly Russian Federation air - causing further widespread snowfall and bitter temperatures. "The snow will be accompanied by very strong easterly winds leading to blizzards and considerable drifting", the Met Office said.

Extensive disruption is expected and unnecessary journeys are not advised, Monmouthshire County Council has also advised schools to close as soon as possible today while all schools will be closed on Friday 2nd March.

More than a foot of snow was dumped in some parts of the country - peaking with 34cm of snow in Wittering, Cambridgeshire.

The Met Office is also warning that the storm will continue to impact into Saturday.

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The extreme weather shows no sign of letting up, with fears snow in the south west could turn into freezing rain on Friday - making conditions "even more treacherous".

According to the Met Office the temperature from midday on Friday will mainly be at 0° on what is set to be another cold, blustery day, dipping to -1° at 11pm.

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Disruption across the country's road and rail network is expected to ensue throughout rush hour on Thursday, with road closures already in place and alterations to train services.

Over 250 schools across the province have been closed and a number of flights have been cancelled.

Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney told BBC Radio Scotland it has been "the most significant snow incident we've had since 2010".

The Met Office has information on what the three colour statuses represent.

Mr Snell said: "Generally many places on Thursday will struggle to get anywhere near -1C (30F), a few people will come up above, but many of us will be firmly below freezing".

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