Red Weather Alert issued for Longford and all of Leinster from Thursday

A new red weather warning has been issued for Munster and Leinster coming into effect tomorrow afternoon until Friday.

Met Eireann is forecasting blizzard-like conditions as Storm Emma approaches.

A red alert is already in place for eastern counties with up 16cm of snow in some parts.

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Here is the latest from met Eireann:

Snow-ice Warning for Munster and Leinster

Blizzard-like conditions will develop in heavy snow and strong easterly winds on Thursday evening and will continue Thursday night and Friday morning giving significant snow drifts in many areas.

Issued:

Wednesday 28 February 2018 11:00

Valid:

Thursday 01 March 2018 16:00 to Friday 02 March 2018 12:00

STATUS RED

Snow-ice Warning for Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow and Meath

Heavy overnight snowfall has led to accumulations of snow between 5 and 10cm. Snow showers will continue to occur during today and again tonight with further accumulations. Total snowfall up to midday Thursday may reach 25cm.

Issued:

Wednesday 28 February 2018 05:00

Valid:

Wednesday 28 February 2018 05:00 to Thursday 01 March 2018 12:00

STATUS ORANGE

Snow-ice Warning for Connacht, Cavan and Monaghan

Persistent snow will develop on Thursday night and will continue into Friday. Together with strong easterly winds this may lead to snow drifts.

Issued:

Wednesday 28 February 2018 11:00

Valid:

Thursday 01 March 2018 20:00 to Friday 02 March 2018 12:00

STATUS ORANGE

Snow-ice Warning for Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wexford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford

Update
Scattered heavy snow showers continuing today, tonight and tomorrow with further accumulations.

Issued:

Wednesday 28 February 2018 08:14

Valid:

Wednesday 28 February 2018 06:00 to Thursday 01 March 2018 12:00