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Met Eireann extend red weather warning for Dublin as heavy snow continues to fall

Dublin Live logo Dublin Live 02/03/2018 Laura Lyne
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Met Eireann have further extended a red weather warning for snow and ice in Dublin.

The warning kicked in at 4pm today, and is expected to continue until at least 9am tomorrow morning, March 3.

Heavy snow is set to continue throughout the day, bringing higher accumulations.

A Met Eireann forecaster said: "Snow accumulations continuing to increase significantly due to further heavy falls of snow.

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"Persistent snowfall, heavy at times will result in further accumulations today.

"The snow may turn more to sleet on the coast. Highest temperatures between 0C and 2C. Strong and gusty easterly winds bringing a risk of coastal flooding.

"Further snowfall overnight but it will become lighter and the winds will ease a little also. Lowest temperatures of 0C to -2C.

"Snow and sleet at first on Saturday will gradually turn back to rain or sleet through the day and die out through the afternoon. Highs of 3C or 4C. Easterly winds will be fresh and gusty."

In pictures: Ireland covered in snow (Photo Services)

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