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Dublin: 10 °C Tuesday 18 December, 2018
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Your Pictures: Gorgeous snow blankets country but motorists face meltdown

It may look lovely out there…but it’s also extremely dangerous.

THE WEATHER HAS left many areas across the country covered in snow … but you can’t say we didn’t warn you.

Met Éireann issued five weather warnings yesterday – a status orange snow-ice warning and a wind alert along with three yellow warnings.

Two of those expired at 9 o’clock this morning, one will end at 11pm tonight and two have been extended until 12 midday tomorrow.

Met Eireann told TheJournal.ie that the warnings are “constantly under review and could change at any time” following reports that the top warning – a red alert – could be issued.

Driving conditions are said to be treacherous in many parts of the country.

unnamed (7) Kilbeggan at 4:30am. Source: Pat Downey

AA Roadwatch is warning motorists in most counties to expect problems.

It says Barnesmore Gap, Ballyshannon and outside Letterkenny in Donegal is particularly bad.

It’s also advising caution around Fermoy in Cork, Nenagh, Roscrea and Thurles in Tipperary and Mullingar in Westmeath.

The weather even caused some crashes this morning:

The condition are also affecting some rail and bus services:

Passengers are advised to check with their service provider for details.

However, the weather conditions are expected to change dramatically later today – with heavy rain and high winds of up to 130 kilometres an hour forecast.

While this weather is making many roads hazardous…we can’t help but notice how gorgeous it all looks:

DSC_5068 St. Flannan's Cathedral. Killaloe, Co Clare Source: Eoin O'Hagan

PastedImage-86208 Snow in Durrow, county Laois last night Source: Laois Weather

 

PastedImage-76781 Snow in Limerick Source: Andrei Strok

PastedImage-44675 Another great shot from Limerick Source: Andrei Strok

 

PastedImage-14917 The Lough in Cork Source: Alan Barry

PastedImage-31738 Limerick Source: Andrei Strok

PastedImage-10393 Ballyboden St Endas under 15 footballers training in the snow Source: Alan Kinsella

PastedImage-41996 CIT campus in Bishopstown, Cork Source: Alan Barry

PastedImage-78222 Donegal Source: D Martin

 

PastedImage-62914 More from Donegal Source: D Martin

 

PastedImage-9688 Carrigrohane, Co Cork Source: Maeve McCarthy

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IMG_9500 Snow at UCC, Cork Source: Caitlin O' Reilly

Read: Met Éireann has now issued FIVE weather warnings (yikes)>

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