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The Beast from the East to the heatwave: 18 reader photos of 2018's weather

Snow, heat, wind, rain – we’ve had it all this year.

WE’VE HAD SOME mad weather this year, from the snowy Beast from the East in the spring to the heatwave in April and on through the summer.

Weather-related problems have sparked gorse fires, caused mothers distress in maternity wards due to air con problems, led to flooding problems and roads to become damaged, and put a dent in the State’s salt supply.

It’s been such a strange array of weather related problems – so let’s take a moment to remember what happened and how it looked.

original (8) Dublin city from the northside, February 2018. Source: @iambenlavelle

IMG-8edcc4e42a7a38cb36f2e468ac657571-V Bealadangan, Co Galway. Source: neil arnold

original (4) Looking out on Lough Carra near Moore Hall, Co Mayo. June 2018. Source: Marina King

original (9) Sallins, Co Kildare. February 2018. Source: Laura Smith

original (18) Wexford Bridge. June 2018. Source: Jack Meehan

original (5) March 2018. Source: Maria Sunderland and Elaine O Connor

original (21) West Cork. April 2018. Source: Ruth O'Donoghue

original (20) A dune blaze that broke out in Curracloe, Co Wexford. June 2018 Source: The Surf Shack Curracloe

original (13) Herd of deer in Phoenix Park, Dublin. March. Source: Oona Tully

original (16) Sandymount, Co Dublin. June 2018. Source: Paul Marren

original (12) Portmarnock Beach, Dublin. February 2018. Source: Trish O'Connor

original (22) Flooding in Mallow. January 2018. Source: Dave Nelson

original (24) Irish Life Fountain on Abbey Street, turned into a frozen ice sculpture. March 2018. Source: Denis McLoughlin, MD of Irish Life Retail

original (19) Emergency services tackling gorse fires in Wicklow. June 2018. Source: Ola Baran

original (11) Clongriffin Dart Station, Dublin. February 2018. Source: Darragh O'Doherty

IMG_5775 Sunset behind Mickish mountain Donegal Source: Paddy Mc Dermott

original (15) A snow mermaid built by Abi Dillon at her house (called Mermaid Cottage) on the Slea Head Drive near Dingle, Co Kerry. March 2018. Source: Abi Dillon

Image-2 Sunset at Knightstown, Co. Kerry. June 2018. Source: Fidelma Nixon

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