UPDATE: Status Red warning is still expected later this week for Kildare

3cm of snow expected tonight

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UPDATE: Status Red warning is still expected later this week for Kildare

'Beast from the East' approaches Ireland

A Met Éireann weather forecaster has warned that the wintry weather system tracking towards Ireland is deteriorating, the Irish Independent have reported.

She said that there will be blizzard-like conditions on Thursday night and that a Status Red Warning is still likely to be called in the coming days.

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A Status Orange is currently in place for much of the east of the country where 6m of snow is expected to fall. Kildare is currently covered by a Status Yellow warning and predictions for 3cm on Tuesday night.

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However, Thursday night will bring the worst of the conditions with snowfalls of 30cm or more possible across the country, most notably in the east.