Gusts of 110km/h forecast in Galway wind warning

Thursday, 07 Dec, 2017

IRELAND is bracing itself for an icy washout as weather chiefs warn of a thunder-snow cocktail as Storm Caroline blows in.

Describing the wind warning for Thursday Met Éireann says: "An Atlantic storm will pass close to the north coast of Scotland on Thursday morning".

Thursday night is forecast to be bitterly cold and windy with showers of hail, sleet and snow.

One was a wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry, which is due to remain in place until 11pm tonight. Northwest winds of 55-65km/h are expected to gust 110-110km/h, with the strongest winds in coastal areas and over high ground.

A STATUS yellow wind warning has been issued for Donegal and will be in place from 3am on Thursday morning until 8pm that evening.

Tomorrow will be a bright day in Dublin with some scattered showers.

Maximum temperatures 2 to 5 Celsius, in fresh to strong northwesterly winds.

The snow-ice warning of Ireland will last well into Thursday afternoon and will be renewed briefly come nightfall until Friday at 4pm.

Friday is also expected to be bitterly cold, but with some sunshine.