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Extreme cold snap will be a shock after prolonged warm spell

Big freeze has been coming as weather system that has kept winter at bay is now being reversed

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Some parts of the country may see snow or sleet over the next few days. Photo: Declan Doherty

Some parts of the country may see snow or sleet over the next few days. Photo: Declan Doherty

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Some parts of the country may see snow or sleet over the next few days. Photo: Declan Doherty

The freezing conditions engulfing Ireland will feel all the more chilling – because they come after six consecutive seasons of above average temperatures.

Met Éireann records show a run of warm, or relatively warm, weather that stretches back to summer of last year and only ended in the last week or so.


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