Warning is effective until Friday afternoon

A status red weather alert is now in effect accross the whole country.

Met Eireann has issued an updated warning ahead of Storm Emma and all areas are now at risk of snow accumulations.

All schools, colleges and third level institutions across the country will be closed tomorrow and Friday.

The government is appealing to the public not to take any risks in the severe weather.

Forecaster at Met Eireann is Joanna Donnelly: