Published: Tue, March 21, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Spring snow to fall 5cm deep according to Met Office

Spring snow to fall 5cm deep according to Met Office

Temperatures are expected to fall as low as -5C on Monday night in the Midlands, Wales, the north-east and Wales, with warnings that drivers could face unsafe icy conditions on the roads on Tuesday morning.

Commuters are being warned to be extra careful on the State's roads on Tuesday morning as Met Éireann warns of snow and ice. Road temperatures are likely to be close to freezing or below and extreme caution is advised.

The forecaster said Tuesday and Wednesday would be the coldest days this week, with daytime temperatures dropping to as low as 7C across the UK. Lowest temperatures between +1 and -4 degrees.

A spokesperson for the RSA said: "Watch out for "black ice".

Drivers in the north-westerly regions that have been told to take the most care as snow and ice could play havoc with road surfaces.

"Clear your windows and mirrors before you set out, carry a screen scraper and de-icer", the authority suggests.

Remove ALL snow from your vehicle before commencing your journey. Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin.

The snow is due to hit mainly in the West of the country with hills, mountains and other high ground worst affected.

"Remember that heavy snowfall and rain reduce visibility".

Some accumulations of snow likely in places, especially over high ground. A light dusting of snow may occur very locally.

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