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Friday 29 August 2014

Picture proof it's snowing in Ireland as temperatures are set to plummet to -4C

Denise Calnan

Published 19/11/2013 | 02:00

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A snapshot of snow on the ground in Roundwood, Co Wicklow sent in by @milacsimoes
Proof that there was snow in Ireland this morning? Independent.ie reader Lisa Ryan sent us in this snap from Ballyleauge County Roscommon (Pjoto by Alan Devins)
Snow and freezing temperatures have been predicted for later in the week

Conflicting weather reports filled the airwaves this morning, but we have the picture proof it is snowing in Ireland.

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This snowy snap was taken this morning in Crubany. Co Cavan as locals awoke to a winter wonderland scene outside.

A combination of a hard frost and smattering of snow overnight resulted in the peaceful scene.

Wintry showers hit the country this morning as the nation gets set for temperatures to plummet as low as -4C this week.

Commuters are being advised to drive carefully both morning and night as showers of rain and sleet are expected.

“Although we're not expecting snow, there will be wintry showers this weekend,” Met Eireann weather forecaster Evelyn Cusack told independent.ie.

The official Garda Siochana Twitter account has issued a driving warning to commuters.

"Remember to drive with care this morning as icy patches on some road," it tweeted this morning.

Temperatures way below freezing are expected to chill the nation on Thursday and Friday – after we have endured showers of sleet. 

Met Eireann forecast wintry showers for parts of Ulster and northern Connacht last night, in a trend that is set to continue in parts of the country over the coming days.

"There will be wintry showers in Ulster and north Leinster, but they will peter out ," said Met Eireann forecaster Joan Blackburn.

""Thursday and Friday may see dry, clear weather but it will be cold, with night-time temperatures such as -3C or -4C," she said.

Irish Independent

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