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Forecasters say there will be snow across the country tonight

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Forecasters say there will be snow across the country tonight

Forecasters are expecting snow across the country tonight with a light dusting still visible in many areas by morning.

A national status yellow weather warning remains in place for widespread wintry showers, Met Éireann has said.

Knock Airport was forced to close earl today to facilitate clearing snow on the runway, with a Ryanair flight from London-Stanstead forced to divert to Shannon.

Affected passengers were bussed from Shannon to Knock.

On Sunday Dublin airport suspended its operations for about 20 minutes to sweep slush from the main runway. Flights are reported to be operating as normal on Monday.

Met Éireann has also maintained its status yellow warning for gale conditions with west and southwest winds gusting through the evening.

Wednesday will continue to be cold but will also introduce a slight break and return to easier conditions.

By next weekend, temperatures will have climbed a lot higher.

AA Roadwatch earlier warned of “treacherous” road conditions in Roscommon town and advised special care on the Castlerea/ Frenchpark road.

It also advises “extreme caution” on the N61 Roscommon/ Boyle Rd due to very icy conditions. In Co Mayo, there is snow accumulation and slush reported secondary roads around Swinford.