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Ireland Braces for Storm Isha’s Impact: Nationwide Alert Issued as Heavy Snow Paralyses Daily Life

Dublin: As Storm Isha looms over Ireland, heavy snowfall has brought daily activities to a standstill, prompting the Met Office to issue a nationwide alert for Sunday and Monday morning.

A yellow alert covers all northern counties, anticipating snowfall, while an orange alert is in effect for Northern Ireland from 6 p.m. on Sunday until 9 a.m. on Monday. Meteorologists caution that the cold spell is set to continue, with no expected rise in temperatures.

Forecasters also warn of the possibility of strong waves along Ireland’s coasts, creating challenging travel conditions and potential high winds.

Additionally, rain is expected today, with dry conditions in the afternoon giving way to heavy rain in the evening from the west. Strong southerly winds are anticipated, and temperatures will range from 7 to 11 degrees. Widespread rain is forecasted overnight, with minimum temperatures ranging from 2 to 6 degrees.

On Sunday, rain is expected to persist, accompanied by a powerful storm approaching from the southwest. Coastal areas may face fatal conditions with strong winds continuing into the night, leading to widespread heavy rains.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has issued a reminder to motorists, urging extreme caution on Sunday and Monday due to Cyclone Isha. The RSA advises drivers to control their speed, maintain a safe following distance, and exercise particular care when following goods vehicles. Motorists are encouraged to avoid water-covered roads, seek alternate routes, and be mindful of the potential for falling trees and branches. Using recommended routes from local authorities and law enforcement is stressed, along with the use of dipped headlights. Special care is also advised for motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians during these adverse weather conditions.

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