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Met Éireann issued Status yellow alert as up to 5cm of snow is expected

DUBLIN: Met Éireann warns of heavy snowfall in various parts of the country in the next 24 hours. The government has also called emergency meetings as up to five centimeters of snow is expected.

Met Éireann has issued a yellow alert in all counties except Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan due to the possibility of heavy snowfall. The yellow alert is from 8 am today to 8 am tomorrow. At the same time, the snow warning has led to a surge in sales of coal, wood, turf and other flammable fuels across the country.

According to BWG Foods, a wholesaler of spar, laundry and mess shops, sales of these items will increase by 150% in the coming days as the temperature continues to drop. In addition, it is estimated that more than a million transactions will take place in partner stores each day this week as people stockpile more and more essentials.

Meanwhile, heavy snowfall is expected in the south-western parts of the country today and strong winds are expected. The daytime temperature will be below one degree. The Road Safety Authority has also warned road users to be extra careful this week as there is a possibility of heavy snowfall.

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