Snow and Ice warning issued for Galway after week of rain

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Galway daily weather Snow and ice warning issued for Storm jorge

Hot on the heel of a status yellow rainfall warning this morning, another weather warning for snow and ice has been issued

The warning from Met Eireann warns of snow, sleet, and hail across all of Ireland this week as unsettled weather continues.

“Wintry showers, mainly of hail and sleet, will become increasingly widespread during Tuesday leading to icy patches,” the weather warning states.

Some accumulations of snow will also occur during this period Met Eireann said.

The warning will be in place for over a day, coming into effect at 6am on Tuesday and remaining in force until 9am on Wednesday.

Galway has been experiencing severe flooding caused by excessive rain and other precipitation in the past few days.

While it was first felt in the Gort area, where many roads are still closed, some for a fortnight, flooding has since spread across the county.

Galway County Council has warned that many roads are now fully or partially submerged.

Motorists should check for the latest updates from the council before travelling, and take care while on the road.

During the previous weather warning, Met Eireann said that snowmelt would contribute to worsening conditions on already saturated ground.

Snow, sleet, and hail are forecast to be most likely in Galway from Tuesday evening and early on Wednesday.

However persistent rain is also expected throughout the day.