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Dublin: 14 °C Sunday 5 April, 2020

White Christmas? Snow reported in parts of Ireland today

But it doesn’t appear to be sticking…

imageLugnaquilla mountain in Aughavannagh, Co Wicklow this evening. Photo via Dave/Irish Cottage Rental

THERE HAVE BEEN reports of snow in parts of the country today, but hopes of a White Christmas appear to have been dashed by news that it’s not sticking.

Several of you reported to us this afternoon that it had been snowing in your area with indications that it was mainly along the east coast.

AA Roadwatch noted snowing around Naas and Drogheda while urging motorists to slow down.

But unfortunately it appears to have melted away or not even stuck to the ground in the first place except for in higher ground like in Glencullen, Co Wicklow where this photo by Rhian Maguire was taken:


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Met Éireann is tonight forecasting cold weather with heavy wintry showers gradually becoming more isolated.

Temperatures will hit as low as -1 to 2 degrees, and there’ll be widespread frost during the first half of the night

Southerly winds will strengthen later in the night with rain – not the snow – reaching Munster before the morning.

Earlier: About 9,500 homes lost power as wild weather wreaks havoc on Christmas plans

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