From one extreme to the next! After battling some of the worst flooding in decades back in November, Ireland is now in the midst of Artic-like weather conditions with temperature set to drop to minus 9 in the next 48 hours. Read on for more…
The recent cold snap in Ireland has created a beautiful Christmas picture-postcard setting across much of the west, southwest and north of the country, and while children have been making the most of the snow it’s created some severe travel disruptions across the country.
The forecast is predicting temperatures to dip to -9 degrees with freezing fog and severe frost expected tonight and tomorrow night, so motorists are being urged to exercise caution and take extra time to get to their destination.
The worst affected counties so far are Sligo, Roscommon, Donegal, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan, Westmeath, Clare, parts of Galway, Limerick and Kerry.
If you’re heading home for Christmas then we suggest you stick to the main national roads where possible, as most of these have been treated. But many secondary roads, third class roads and smaller roads are described as treacherous.
Public transport has also been affected with Bus Eireann disruptions in services in County Kerry and Limerick. So if you’re planning to get home by bus, have a look at the Bus Eireann for their latest travel alerts.
Air travel is also facing disruption especially UK and European bound flights to Dublin, Shannon and Cork. Many flights have been delayed or cancelled so our advice to you is to keep an eye on the status of your flight on airline websites, or contact your flight operator for the latest flight info.
While Met Eireann say the cold snap will continue, they are not sure if a white Christmas is in store for Ireland as temperatures are to get milder on Christmas Eve night so we will just have to wait and see…
We hope you get to your destination safely this Christmas.
Have a wonderful Christmas from all in GoIreland.com