Leinster to get the brunt of the snow for The Beast From The East's first day in Ireland 4 years ago

Leinster to get the brunt of the snow for The Beast From The East's first day in Ireland

Nobody is calling it Storm Emma. Absolutely nobody.

As the significant weather event continues to threaten to arrive ANY MINUTE NOW, those further west will be happy to know that Dublin and the majority of Leinster will be the first to get snowed in.

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At the time of writing, both Dublin Airport and the ministers who would be in charge of making the announcement of school closures have both said that it is too early to tell if flights need to be cancelled, or if schools and/or colleges in the area will be closed in the coming days.

However, Met Eireann are giving constant updates on what to expect from The Beast From The East, and as of 7am on Tuesday morning, the nationwide temperatures ranged from 0 to -5 degrees.

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After a very frosty start with ice in parts, there have already been scattered wintry showers down along the east coast to begin, with some snowfalls already hitting Dublin around 9am.

There was a dry start elsewhere, however cloud will increase during the day and some scattered wintry outbreaks will spread westwards across the country.

Snow showers will develop more readily across the east of Leinster again later today, with the highest temperatures will range only 3 to 6 degrees in fresh northeast winds, with an added wind chill factor.

Wednesday is set to be the worst of it, as temperatures won't get any higher than -1 all day in Leinster, and the snowfall reaches the rest of the country.

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