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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C
seasonal adjustment

November surprise? People have been rushing to their phones to document the first snow

There have been flurries across the east of the country and in the Midlands. / YouTube

SURE, IT HAPPENS every year – but the first snow of winter (no matter how insignificant) always elicits a flurry of interest.

We’ve had the odd, isolated wintry shower in some areas recently, but this morning’s showers hit just as rush hour was coming to an end, and affected much of the east of the country, as well as the Midlands.

In case you were wondering, the forecast for the rest of the day isn’t great either, and there are further warnings of hail and sleet. Expect to see snow cover on the tops of mountains by sunset tonight, Met Éireann says in its latest forecast.



The wintry showers added to misery on the nation’s roads first thing (as if the heavy rain wasn’t already enough to deal with).

And at offices, homes (and farms) around the country, people have been taking to social media to share their photos and videos of the sleet and snow.

Proof that winter is here… Sure, we were expecting it – but that doesn’t mean we can’t complain a little.

The wintry conditions struck a little earlier across the water – this was the scene on on Middleham Moor, North Yorkshire, last week as snowfall made travel difficult across parts of the UK.

Autumn weather Nov 9th 2016 John Giles John Giles

The falls here this morning weren’t quite so picturesque, as one or two people observed:

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