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Winter wonderland

PHOTOS: It's snowing in many parts of the country

Motorists have been urged to take extra care as temperatures are set to dip to minus 8 degrees.

10/12/2017 Christmas Has Come Early Snow in Portlaoise, Co Laois Derek Farrell / RollingNews.ie Derek Farrell / RollingNews.ie / RollingNews.ie

Updated 3.40pm

IT’S SNOWING IN many parts of the country today, as three weather warnings have been issued by Met Éireann.

A Status Orange snow-ice warning has been issued for 13 counties: Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Galway, Roscommon and Tipperary. This warning will remain in place until 9pm today.
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A Status Orange low temperature warning has also been issued for the entire country.

Met Éireann says there will be “extremely low temperatures tonight with severe frost, ice and lying snow”. This warning will kick in at 8pm and remain in place until 10am tomorrow.

10/12/2017 Christmas Has Come Early Snow in Portlaoise, Co Laois Derek Farrell / RollingNews.ie Derek Farrell / RollingNews.ie / RollingNews.ie

Lowest temperatures will range from -2 to -8 degrees, and it’ll be coldest in east Connacht, Leinster and Ulster. Slippery paths and treacherous roads are also expected due to accumulation of snow and ice.

A Status Yellow snow-ice warning has also been issued for Wexford, Clare, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford. This warning will remain in place until 10pm today.

Readers have been sending in photos of snow from around the country:

IMG_8434 A panorama shot of snow in Glencree, Wicklow Neil O'Toole Neil O'Toole

img_201712101341560690-01 Clonmore in North Tipperary Katie Gleeson Katie Gleeson

IMG_20171210_093854 Snow in Co Roscommon Paschal Fitzmaurice Paschal Fitzmaurice

IMG_20171210_094012 A snowy road in Co Roscommon Paschal Fitzmaurice Paschal Fitzmaurice

dav Snow in Clonegal, Co Carlow Emma Whelan Emma Whelan

IMG_0475 Sidney the flying snow puppy in Co. Carlow John Power John Power

IMG_20171210_082059 Snow on the Killakee Road in Dublin this morning Darren Kearns Darren Kearns

IMG_20171210_103346_604 'My kids pelting me with snowballs in Abbeyleix, Laois' Cliona O'Connell Cliona O'Connell

IMG_20171210_082051 Snow on the Killakee Road in Dublin this morning Darren Kearns Darren Kearns

WhatsApp Image 2017-12-10 at 11.05.39 A snowy scene in Roundwood, Co Wicklow Gráinne Ní Aodha Gráinne Ní Aodha

image2 Luke Fitzsimons with his new buddy Freddie in Annaduff, Co Leitrim Padraig Fitzsimons Padraig Fitzsimons

image1 Luke's younger sister Isabel was well wrapped up Padraig Fitzsimons Padraig Fitzsimons

Thanks to everyone who sent in photos to pictures@thejournal.ie – we’ve received a huge amount. Stay safe and warm out there!

Read: Motorists warned to take extreme care as temperatures may dip to minus 8 degrees

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