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Frozen Snow falls in parts as two warnings in place nationwide

Two nationwide weather warnings issued yesterday remain in place as snow and ice create treacherous conditions.

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Kids enjoying the snow at the Sally Gap

Kids enjoying the snow at the Sally Gap

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Kids enjoying the snow at the Sally Gap

Many parts of the country will have woken up to a white coating of light snow or ice after temperatures fell dramatically overnight.

Light snow has fallen in Dublin city centre, as well as Oak Park in Carlow and Mullingar in Co Westmeath, according to Met Eireann.

Two nationwide weather warnings issued yesterday remain in place as snow and ice create treacherous conditions.

A Status Yellow snow/ice warning for the entire country will be in place until 11am with some accumulations of snow possible.

Meanwhile, a low temperature/ice warning is also in effect until 10am with further warnings of very cold conditions with temperatures falling to -3 or -4 degrees.

“It will be a cold and icy start to this morning, away from Atlantic coastal districts where it will be slightly less cold, Met Eireann said.

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Eoin Lalor Beirne (3) and his sister Aoibheann (6) have fun in the snow near their home in Kippure, Co Wicklow. Photo: Damien Eagers

Eoin Lalor Beirne (3) and his sister Aoibheann (6) have fun in the snow near their home in Kippure, Co Wicklow. Photo: Damien Eagers

Eoin Lalor Beirne (3) and his sister Aoibheann (6) have fun in the snow near their home in Kippure, Co Wicklow. Photo: Damien Eagers

“Light sleet and snow will continue to spread southwards during the morning with slight accumulations of snow combined with ice leading to treacherous conditions on untreated surfaces.

“A clearance to sunshine and well-scattered wintry showers will follow from the north for the rest of the day. Maximum afternoon temperatures generally ranging 0 to 3 degrees with moderate northwest breezes.

“It will be very cold again tonight with widespread frost and ice. Many areas will be dry and clear but there will be a few wintry showers in the north and a few hail or snow showers may drift in to affect some Irish Sea coastal districts. Minimum of -4 to -1 degrees in moderate northerly breezes.

“There will be widespread frost and ice to start on Friday with temperatures struggling to reach afternoon highs of just 0 to 3 degrees. There'll be some sunny spells but a few wintry showers will affect north Connacht, Ulster and possibly coastal parts of Leinster. A severe frost setting in quickly after dark on Friday evening.

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