Met Eireann issue ANOTHER status yellow warning

Met Eireann St Patrick's Day is going to be freezing

A wind warning for Leinster, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford is in place until 6pm while a rainfall warning for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow and Waterford.

The forecaster says rain will lead to accumulations of 30 to 50mm with a risk of localized flooding.

The unseasonably cold weather is being caused by a high pressure area from Scandinavia.

"Some of the showers will be of rain or sleet, but some snow showers will occur also", Met Eireann said.

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Could we have a white instead of a green St Patrick's Day?

There had been observations that the Beast From the East could make his presence felt on St Patrick's Day. Marchers and onlookers will face potentially bracing conditions - and have been warned to dress accordingly.

Rain in northern areas will slowly clear during Thursday morning but elsewhere will be a brighter and drier day with showery rain affecting mainly the south and west. That was an exceptional weather event. 1 to 4 Celsius. It will be warmer in Munster and Connacht where temperatures will rise to 5C or 6C.

Weather conditions in Boston are expected to ease by Friday but those travelling to St Patrick's Day parades in MA have been warned of knock-on delays because of the airport closure.

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