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: