Met Eireann warns of further wintry showers

Met Eireann is warning of further wintry in Donegal over the coming days with a risk of accumulations even on lower ground.

Already by Sunday evening there was patches of snow settling on the county's higher roads not least through Barnesmore Gap.

While there is no suggestion that we will see levels of snow equal to last year, Net Eireann does predict a wintry spell.

Here is the forecast for Sunday / Monday:

Showers will continue in places overnight turning increasingly wintry with some falls of snow on hills but even on lower ground accumulations of snow will occur in places.  Lowest temperatures 1 to 3 degrees but too windy for any significant frost.

Very cold and blustery on Monday with sunny spells and showers of hail or sleet. Highest temperatures of only 4 to 6 degrees in a fresh and gusty westerly wind.