Snow And Ice Warning Issued

Met Office issues warning over possible snow and ice in Flintshire later this week

Tayside on alert as blizzards and 80mph winds expected to batter Scotland

With a cold blast of weather and even snow showers forecast for later this week, Ireland will also have to bear the brunt of Storm Caroline that is expected to hit the United Kingdom in the coming days.

AA Roadwatch are advising drivers to take care, urging them to "watch out for wind-blown debris, especially on coastal routes, where winds are expected to be highest".

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Warning of Storm Caroline, the Met Office's chief forecaster said: "The strongest winds will reach the northwest early on Thursday, extending to the north-east and Northern Isles in the afternoon".

The Met Office is forecasting a sudden winter barrage and has issued a snow and ice warning for an area extending to Donegal.

"Large waves are expected and beach material may be thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties".

Met Eireann's Nuala Carey said: "Thursday will be a cold day with strong and gusty winds on western and north-western coasts".

"Scattered snow showers will occur later Thursday, Thursday night and into Friday".

Frequent and heavy snow showers are set to arrive in Scotland on Thursday evening, December 7.

As Caroline clears, the winds will swing round to the north, bringing colder air and the return to more wintry conditions.

A snow-ice warning has been issued for Ireland for the coming days. "Some injuries from slips and falls on icy and snowy surfaces".

Showers could affect all regions and at times more persistent periods of rain, sleet and snow are possible.

"Some damage to buildings is possible, such as tiles blowing off roofs", the Met Office said.

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