Garda advice as Yellow Weather warning is issued by Met Eireann

Anne O'Grady


Anne O'Grady


Status yellow hailstones warning

Gardai have this morning issued advice to motorists who may find themselves caught in a sudden downpour of hailstones.

The advice follows a Yellow Weather warning for hailstone for this morning and afternoon 31st of January 2018 between 12pm and 3pm, issued by Met Eireann.
Gardai say hailstones are a year round occurrence in Ireland and can create very dangerous driving conditions due to their unpredictable and localised nature. The RSA have produced a short information video offering simple but effective advice on what to do if you encounter a sudden shower of hailstones on the road. In addition, cruise control should be switched off when driving in hazardous weather conditions.

"If you find yourself caught in a sudden downpour of hailstones, here are some tips to be aware of from the RSA:

- Reduce your speed without breaking 
- Warn other drivers with your hazard warning lights
- Avoid sudden steering movements or breaking suddenly
Don’t forget to keep an eye on forecast and travel bulletins. For more information, check out this informative video from the RSA: