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Met Eireann Issues Yellow Weather Warning For Hailstone Advice For Motorists

Met Eireann have issued a yellow weather warning for hailstones for this morning and afternoon, 31st of January (Wednesday), 2018, between 12pm and 3pm.

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

The video below from the RSA shows Teresa Mannion providing some advice on driving in hail showers:


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