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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C
# Brrrr
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 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) Pat Downey Kilbeggan at 4:30am. 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 Eoin O'Hagan St. Flannan's Cathedral. Killaloe, Co Clare Eoin O'Hagan

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


PastedImage-76781 Andrei Strok Snow in Limerick Andrei Strok

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


PastedImage-14917 Alan Barry The Lough in Cork Alan Barry

PastedImage-31738 Andrei Strok Limerick Andrei Strok

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

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

PastedImage-78222 D Martin Donegal D Martin


PastedImage-62914 D Martin More from Donegal D Martin


PastedImage-9688 Maeve McCarthy Carrigrohane, Co Cork Maeve McCarthy

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

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

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