It was snowing pretty heavily in Mayo this morning
Winter is here.
As had been promised by Met Éireann in Thursday’s weather forecast, parts of the country woke up to snow on Friday morning, making for some very fetching winter scenery.
The video below (via Mid West Radio) was recorded on Friday morning in Bonniconlon in Mayo, close to the border with Sligo, which also got a dusting of snow on Thursday night and Friday morning.
Heavy snow in Bonniconlon, near the Mayo Sligo border this morning! pic.twitter.com/QnjlJNSQPA
— Mid West Radio (@radiomidwest) November 24, 2017
Further north in the hills of Donegal, meanwhile, there was also evidence of wintry weather, as can be seen in footage recorded by JOE reader Iain Miller from the summit of Mount Errigal on Thursday.
A snow-ice weather warning for the entire country issued by Met Éireann on Thursday, with Ulster and Connacht likely to be particularly affected, remains in place until 12pm on Saturday, with bitterly cold temperatures set to prevail throughout the weekend before becoming gradually milder on Sunday night.
The cold conditions are likely to lead to icy roads throughout the country and the RSA urged motorists to exercise caution if getting behind the wheel and to be particularly wary of the threat of black ice.
Beware of black ice. Avoid getting into a skid by slowing down; do not brake, ease your foot off the accelerator and use every control very delicately. https://t.co/g0nXTmUjxa
— RSA Ireland (@RSAIreland) November 24, 2017