First snow flurries of season set to fall into festive place

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Met Eireann says, "Snow showers will occur this evening, tonight and during Friday".

A Status Yellow snow and ice warning is also in place for the remainder of the country, where accumulations of up to 3cm are expected.

There will also be icy stretches with north and northwest counties most at risk.

This follows a wind warning which has been put in place until this evening at 8pm.

AA Roadwatch warned road users of wind-blown debris, especially on coastal routes after a night of rain and high winds.

Road users are advised to take extra care when travelling, to allow plenty of extra time to complete your journey and to consider whether your journey is absolutely necessary before setting out, by first checking the very latest forecast and road conditions.

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Ireland has been told to brace itself for the first snowfalls of the winter.

Forecasters say we're in for bitterly cold conditions until Sunday.

Road surface temperatures won't be as low as in recent cold spells, but they will be sub-zero in large parts of the county. It will turn increasingly wintry with biting north-west winds.

Again some will be wintry with accumulations of snow possible over high ground.

"Mainly dry across the south and southwest".

"A widespread sharp ground frost will form during clear spells with icy patches forming widely with lowest temperatures -2C to 3C, coldest inland in the north".

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