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Snow begins falling in Ireland ahead of frosty night around the country

By Darragh Murphy

November 13, 2019 at 4:58pm

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Snow has officially arrived in Ireland.

Met Eireann issued a weather warning for seven counties for Wednesday afternoon, highlighting the potential for snow, sleet and heavy rain in Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wicklow, Offaly and Tipperary.

The snow prediction came good late on in the afternoon, when the likes of Carlow and Kildare experienced a dusting.

Images of snow also began appearing on social media, with people from Kilkenny and Laois also sharing their experience of the snowfall.

The snow even started falling in areas as far south as West Cork, with the Gougane Barra Hotel tweeting the below photograph.

Met Eireann's latest forecast reads: "This evening and tonight will be cold and overcast with outbreaks of rain. The rain will fall as sleet in places - especially over inland pasts of Leinster and east Munster.

"Snow will occur for a time, especially well inland and on higher ground. Clearer conditions will extend from the north overnight with frost developing widely.

"The frost will be sharp to severe with hazardous icy likely before morning. Lowest temperatures of -2 to plus 3 degrees. Winds fresh near southwest coasts becoming northeast.

"Tomorrow Thursday will be a cold bright and dry day in most places with sunny spells. Wintry showers will affect northwest coasts and parts of east Leinster with a risk of hail. Highest temperatures will range 4 to 8 degrees. Feeling cold in a fresh north wind."

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