PICS: It’s official, snow has already started to fall in parts of Ireland
Is it snowing where you are this morning?
We’ve been given plenty of warning all week and the forecast has proved spot on as many parts of Ireland woke up to some lovely, lovely snow falling from the skies on Thursday morning.
As had been predicted by Met Éireann, the northern counties were the first to feel the impact of the wintry weather that’s expected to last into the weekend.
Check out the scenes in Donegal, Derry and other parts of Ulster this morning.
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Snow in Donegal
Pic via Twitter/Donegal Daily
Met Éireann expect the wintry weather to continue for the foreseeable future, with thunderstorms likely to develop in places and temperatures not expected to reach any higher than 4 degrees on Thursday afternoon.
Strong west to northwesterly winds will make it feel even colder, while widespread sleet and snow showers are expected come Thursday night, with ice and snow a possibility on untreated roads.
Drivers across the country have been warned about the conditions and have been asked to be on the lookout for black ice in particular with the cold snap likely to last well into the weekend.
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