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Offaly included in fresh snow and ice warning from Met Éireann

Offaly included in fresh snow and ice warning from Met Éireann

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather alert over possible snow showers and ice in Flintshire later this week.

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Given its name by the UK Met Office, Storm Caroline is an Atlantic storm that is expected to pass close to the north coast of Scotland on Thursday morning, with strong and blustery winds also expected over Ireland later in the week.

Freezing temperatures and snow have been forecast for the north of the United Kingdom this week, with wind gusts expected to reach as high as 80 miles per hour in some parts of Scotland.

The advisory states: "Wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry".

Once Storm Caroline has passed, a yellow snow and ice warning is in place for Scotland, Northern Ireland, western England and Wales, on Friday.

Forecaster Eleanor Bell, principal meteorologist at The Weather Channel, said colder air would start to affect the United Kingdom during Thursday when Storm Caroline clears the country and moves across the North Sea.

The Met Office said Storm Caroline will pummell Scotland with 80mph winds from Thursday.

Coastal routes, seafronts and coastal communities are likely to be affected by spray or large waves. "These will continue into Thursday night and Friday with some producing accumulations on hills and mountains".

It will take effect from 4pm tomorrow, with snow expected on higher ground in the Midlands.

As Caroline clears, the winds will swing round to the north, bringing colder air and the return to more wintry conditions. "Some injuries from slips and falls on icy and snowy surfaces".

High winds are expected to affect northern Scotland on Thursday.

Forecasters have warned that Scotland will be battered by gale-force winds and "blizzard conditions" later this week.

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