Tipperary weather: high winds, snow and ice warning as winter sets in

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Tipperary weather: snow and ice warning as winter sets in with a vengeance

Some parts of Tipperary may be walking in a winter wonderland this Thursday and for the coming days as our weather takes a turn for the worst.

While it is forecast to be relatively mild overnight, things could start to get nasty by 3am this Thursday when a Met Eireann weather warning sets in.

The yellow status wind warning is due to last until 8pm on Thursday.

The UK Met Office have predicted that Atlantic storm Caroline will pass close to the north coast of Scotland on Thursday morning.

Met Éireann are reporting the severe winds will generate strong and blustery winds over Ireland also.

Gusts of between 100km/h and 110km/h are expected, with the strongest winds expected over coastal areas and high ground.

The warning comes alongside a forecast for hail, thunder and freezing temperatures over the next few days.

Thursday will be a cold, windy day. Showers will become widespread and will be increasingly wintery. Some showers will be heavy with a risk of thunder, Met Eireann said.

Thursday night will be bitterly cold and windy with wintery showers of hail, sleet and snow. Frost and icy stretches also with lows of -2 degrees.

Friday is also expected to be bitterly cold but with some sunshine.

The remainder of the week will bring a mix of wintry conditions and sunny spells.

The AA has issued a warning to drivers of wet conditions on most roads, and motorists are asked to slow down, increase breaking conditions and exercise caution during the storm.