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Dublin: 7 °C Saturday 19 October, 2019

Snow showers surprise Leinster and Ulster

Weather warnings were issued by Met Éireann last night.


Yes, today is 19 March and many of us woke up to snow-covered cars and white gardens.

Met Éireann issued a snow-ice warning for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Meath, Leitrim and Sligo late yesterday and its predictions for overnight snowfall were correct in most cases.

AA Roadwatch has urged drivers in the affected areas to take care. Some snow has also been spotted in Kildare but it is not yet “sticking to the roads”.

There were slight delays at Dublin Airport this morning but flights are now running as scheduled.

The cold spell is not due to lift with low temperatures forecast for the remainder of the week. Further showers of sleet and snow are expected tonight, mainly over Ulster and north Leinster with accumulations in places.

Wintry showers will be seen tomorrow with only some bright or sunny spells developing.

And then on Thursday and Friday, heavy rain with the possibility of flooding has been predicted. There will also be sleet, snow and strong, gusty winds.

Snow showers surprise Leinster and Ulster
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