Met Eireann warns of potential flooding as snow begins to melt


A separate Status Red warning remains in place for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.

However, the blizzard conditions have passed and the public safety advice to shelter indoors is withdrawn.

She said that frontal zones are continuing to edge northwards bringing further heavy falls of snow with the emphasis on the south and the east. People who are stuck in their vehicles have been advised to keep the engine running until help arrives.

While some parts of the county have had snow showers, they were considerably lighter than in most parts of Leinster and Munster.

Belmullet in Co. Mayo recorded a temperature of 1 degree, while Cork Airport clocked in the lowest at -3 degrees. Easterly winds will continue to decrease but will remain gusty.

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Met Éireann's weather reports for at 8pm this evening showed only one weather station recording a temperature above freezing. Widespread frost is also expected overnight.

However the decision to open individual branches will depend on weather and logistics.

All flights in and out of Dublin airport have been suspended until Saturday morning and you can receive more information and help via the link in this tweet.

⚠️Operation Update -15:00⚠️ Due to full flight cancellations by our scheduled carriers, and in light of the Red weather alert, Shannon has chose to close the airport from 18:00 this evening.

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