The country is bracing for more snow – with those heading to St Patrick’s day parades urged to wrap up well.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets across the country tomorrow.
Met Eireann says we could see up to 6cms of snow in some parts of the country – while temperatures are also set to plummet.
A weather warning advisory is in place for Waterford, Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan and Waterford.
Met Eireann Forecaster is John Eagleton: “It does look like snow. It’s a very similar situation to the last time except it’s not being joined by a storm from the south which it was the last time. Amounts overall will be less but I still think we could see several centimetres of snow particularly in Eastern counties.”
For those out and about on Saturday, below are the projected afternoon air temperatures (red) and wind chill temperatures (blue) for St Patrick's Day. pic.twitter.com/9e7SpOMcHk
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 16, 2018
With thousands of motorists also taking to the roads this bank holiday weekend the Road Safety Authority is urging people to slow down. There will also be road closures in place for the parades and people are advised to plan their route before travelling.
In Waterford City there will be road closures will be in place along the Quay, The Mall, Parnell Street, The Glen and roads leading onto and off this route from 11am until 5.00pm. Main Street and Gallweys Hill in Tramore will be closed from 1.30 -5.00pm to facilitate the parade.
Main Picture by Noel Browne