BREAKING: Status Red in Kilkenny brought forward - the storm hits tonight

*The weather warning is valid from now*

Sam Matthews


Sam Matthews


Status Red

Status Red moved forward for Kilkenny: Beast from the East set to collide with Storm Emma

Met Eireann has upgraded and brought forward its weather warning for Kilkenny to Status Red from 11pm tonight (Wednesday night). 

A Status Red was originally due to come into force tomorrow (Thursday) at 4pm, but as of now, it is in force. The warning states that blizzard like conditions are likely in Wednesday, Thursday and much of Friday. 

The warning is valid from 11pm on Wednesday until 3pm on Friday. Huge snowfall levels are expected with snow drifts bringing large accumulations in certain areas. 

People are advised to stay indoors during the Red Alert, and to avoid road journeys unless emergency. Further heavy snow showers will bring accumulations of significant levels with all areas at risk. Blizzard conditions will develop from the south on Thursday afternoon and evening as heavy snow and strong easterly winds bring snow drifts northwards over the country.