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Irish Mirror
Irish Mirror
Clare McCarthy

LIVE Ireland snow tracker as heavy snowfall reported in two counties and more on the way

Snow fell in two counties on Monday evening as the rest of the country braces for freezing temperatures overnight.

Heavy snow is reported to be falling in the southwest of Ireland as a freezing spell of weather grips the country.

A number of areas in Cork and Kerry were hit with snowfall including Clonakilty in Cork and Tralee in Kerry.

READ MORE: Heavy snow reported in parts as Met Éireann update areas to be hit this week

Numerous Twitter users shared details of snow falling in their areas, particularly in Cork and Kerry.

The Cork Safety Alerts Twitter account posted an image of a traffic camera showing snowfall as they wrote: "Reports of heavy snow falling in Clonakilty, and also in the Ballyvourney area (as seen on the attached traffic camera!"

Temperatures are set to fall below freezing overnight - with lowest temperatures dropping to -5C in some areas.

So, will snow fall in your area and how much of it can you expect?

You can check when and where to expect snow in Ireland using Windy’s live tracker

And Met Eireann says more sleet and snow is expected later this week.

The outlook for the week until Thursday says it will be "cold with wintry showers and with severe frosts and ice."

Meanwhile, the entire country is currently under a status yellow low temperature/snow and ice warning from Met Éireann as the forecaster warned of "icy stretches leading to hazardous travelling conditions, especially on untreated roads and paths."

The warning continues: "Wintry showers in the northwest and southwest. Accumulations possible, especially in mountainous areas, leading to disruption."

Snow falling in Cork (Cork Safety Alerts)

The alert is valid from 4pm Monday until noon on Tuesday.


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