A STATUS YELLOW snow and ice warning is in effect from 4pm tonight until 11am Friday.
Met Éireann predicts intermittent hail, sleet and snow showers with icy stretches tomorrow evening, night and Friday morning.
This will make travel dangerous in some areas.
“Showers will be widespread in the west and north of the country, with isolated thunderstorms,” Met Éireann said.
This warning is in effect from 8 p.m. tomorrow until 11 a.m.
Tomorrow between 10am and 4pm, snow is expected across Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria, Merseyside, Yorkshire and Scotland, with freezing weather in the evening and wintry showers into Friday.
Snowfall of two to five centimetres is expected above 200-300 metres, and ten to fifteen centimetres above 400 metres, according to British forecasters.
Strong winds will cause drifting and blizzard conditions in the Hebrides and along Scotland’s coast.
With schools reopening, AA Ireland expects increased traffic numbers in the coming days.
It warns drivers to be especially cautious in wintery driving conditions.
People should frequently check their tyres and de-ice their windows, mirrors and headlights. It is advised not to throw hot water on the windscreen as this may weaken or fracture the glass.
“One of the most important things to do on slippery roads is to slow down,” AA Ireland’s Anne Cullen said.
“This implies providing extra time for your journeys,” Cullen warned.
“In snowy conditions, stopping time is ten times longer, so leave yourself extra room around other road users.”
“Rain, sleet, and snow showers may cause travel delays Thursday night and Friday morning,” it stated.