With the news that Met Éireann has now upgraded its national weather warning from yellow to orange, people around the country are being urged to prepare for 'disruptive accumulations' of snow in the coming days.
Motorists in particular are being asked to take care as snow and ice is set to affect driving conditions around Ireland.
This morning, Dublin Fire Brigade issued advice which includes ensuring that items such as sleeping bags, food and bottled water are kept in cars at all times.
With #snow forecast for this week, traffic delays are likely. Car Checklist
? top fuel up, engine on = heat
? sleeping bag or blanket
? bottle of water
? charged phone & car charger
? food, nibbles for kids
? follow @emergencyIE#Sneachta #BeastFromTheEast #BeWinterReady pic.twitter.com/rasZ0EgiwN
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) February 26, 2018
The full checklist for motorists is as follows:
- top fuel up, engine on = heat
- sleeping bag or blanket
- bottle of water
- charged phone & car charger
- food, nibbles for kids
- follow @emergencyIE on Twittte
Earlier, Dublin was among seven counties issued with an orange weather warning which will be in effect from Tuesday February 27 at 3pm until Wednesday February 28 at 11am.