Friday 24 November 2017

WATCH: Snow is falling in Castlebar as temperatures expected to fall as low as 0C

Snow is falling in Co Mayo
Snow is falling in Co Mayo

Kathy Armstrong

Summer might be just around the corner but this footage shows snow falling this afternoon in Castlebar, Co Mayo.

Warm up warm and stock up the fire because Met Eireann has warned that we're in for a cold spell over the coming days.

This footage was from in the busy tourist town was posted online by the Connaught Telegraph and onlookers were surprised to see snow in April.

Another user also posted a snap of the snow on Twitter, saying: "What the sneachta?"

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Dublin has also been hit by the icy chill with hailstones falling on the capital. Warnings were issued for motorists to be careful when driving.

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Met Eireann Forecaster Gerry Murphy said that today is set to be the coldest day but it will get slightly milder over the coming days.

Mr Murphy told Independent.ie: "It's going to be quite cold this morning, there will be showers in northern and western coastal counties and they will become more widespread across the country in the afternoon.

"There will also be hail, thunder and blustery northern winds.

"We can expect temperatures of about 7 to 10C and tonight it will fall to around 0 to 2C, there will also be some frost in places.

"Tomorrow it will be mainly dry in the morning but there will be coastal showers and these will become more widespread.

"It will be slightly warmer during the day, 8 to 10C and there will be a touch of frost overnight.

"There's going to be a wind chill over the next couple of days so it will feel colder than it actually is, particularly today."

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