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Wrap up warm: Snow hits part of the country

There’s been a few flurries across parts of Dublin, Meath and Kildare – and it’s going to get as cold as -2 tonight.

TIME TO DIG out the snow boots and the giant coats again.

Snow has struck across a number of counties today, in one of the first snowfalls this winter after one of the mildest Decembers for a long time.

Parts of Kildare, Meath and west Dublin all saw brief snowfalls this morning – and Met Éireann has advised that there’s likely to be more snow and sleet over Leinster and Munster this afternoon, particularly on higher ground.

Even if you’re not in one of the parts of the country where snow is expected, you may need to wrap up warm: temperatures are going to stay low for most of today, ranging from just 2 to 4 degrees in eastern counties and hitting a balmy 6 degrees in the west.

Met Éireann has also warned that temperatures will drop to as low as -2 degrees tonight with frost and fog expected in many places with some icy patches likely.

Here was some of the reaction on Twitter when the snow fell this morning:

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Read: Everything you ever wanted to know about snow in Ireland >

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