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Wednesday 30 July 2014

Video: Cold snap to blanket country in snow

Breda Heffernan

Published 14/01/2013|05:00

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Despite the cold front, cyclists braved snow flurries in the Sally Gap, Co Wicklow

SEVERAL centimetres of snow are expected to fall in higher parts of eastern counties in the coming days, as the icy chill looks set to continue until next weekend.

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Night-time temperatures will plummet to a low of -5C and motorists have been warned to take extra care.

Today and tomorrow will see temperatures of between four and eight degrees, but from Wednesday onwards it will turn decidedly colder, with day-time values of just two to five degrees. And by night, it will tumble to as low as minus five degrees.

However, Ireland will escape the weather due to hit Britain over the next few days, where a severe weather warning has been issued.

Several centimetres of snow are due to blanket large swathes of the country, with temperatures at or just above zero. Met Eireann is forecasting a slight rise in temperatures across Ireland next weekend, with outbreaks of rain for most places.

Irish Independent

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