A day late, but it’s here nonetheless.
Looks like Met Éireann were right when they predicted ‘Wintry Showers’, sending the nation into a tizzy.
While it didn’t come on Christmas Day as first anticipated, Stephen’s Day has brought freezing temperatures and, yes, the elusive snowfall – captured here in Cork by Twitter user Sean Lucey.
— Sean Lucey (@Seanluce85) December 26, 2017
Gardaí have issued a warning to those in the Cork area to be watchful on the roads.
A tweet from AA roadwatch reads:
‘Gardaí report snow around Rathduff on the N20 Cork/Mallow Rd. Drive with care.’
— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) December 26, 2017
Elsewhere, it’s expected to be cloudy over Munster and South Leinster with scattered outbreaks of rain, and snow over high ground.
A Met Eireann forecaster said: “Sunny spells elsewhere and continuing dry for most but heavy, wintry showers continuing in parts of the north.
“Rather cold with afternoon temperatures of just 2 to 7 degrees.
“Light westerly winds will back northerly and strengthen this afternoon and evening with gale gusts in the south and east.”
Cold and windy tonight with some scattered wintry showers, and then tomorrow is set to be a cold but mainly dry day with temperatures between 3 and 7 degrees.
Wrap up if you’re heading out and about tonight!