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WATCH: Snowboarding in Belfast after extreme weather


This is one way to enjoy the snow.

Keen snowboarder Heather Browne took to the Mallusk playing fields, Belfast, to test out the huge fall of snow.

"It wasn’t to deep, maybe 20cms where we were. But there was 50cms at the top of Cavehill mountain when I was up last night taking photos with a friend. It was epic!", Heather told Independent.ie.

The cold snap will continue for the rest of the week, although it won’t be nearly as cold and wintry as it has been over the past 24 hours, forecaster Liz Gavin told the Irish Independent.

Wintry showers were also forecast to return to the west, north and midlands by the end of the week.

“The cold snap will continue for the rest of the week but nothing as severe as we’ve had,” she said.

Motorists and pedestrians are being urged to exercise extreme caution on roads and footpaths today as bitterly cold temperatures overnight will leave much of the country covered in ice.

A Status Orange low temperature warning for all of Ireland was issued yesterday and went into effect from 8pm last night, lasting until 10am today.

The alert warns of “extremely low temperatures tonight with severe frost, ice and lying snow” as temperatures were expected to plummet to between –2C and –8C in some areas.

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