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Snow In The Northwest And Southwest With Minus Seven In Parts

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

11:13 17 Jan 2023

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Temperatures dropped to minus seven in parts this morning.

There was snow in parts of Kerry, Cork, Sligo and Donegal - with some schools in Donegal closed.

A weather advisory will remain in place until Friday.

Alan O'Reilly from Carlow Weather says it will warm up over the weekend:

"It's going to stay cold up until Friday, it looks like," Alan said.

"Wednesday night (tomorrow night), it'll be very very cold again."

Alan says it'll be cold tonight but with cloud and snow showers it won't be as bitter.

Friday afternoon will see things improve a bit, and the by Saturday temperatures will be back above ten degrees according to Alan.

It Could Be Worse

If you thought it was cold here - temperatures in the town of Yakutsk in north east Russia have fallen to minus 50 celsius.

Less than a million people live there because it's exceptionally cold (even by Russian standards.)

One resident told Reuters the best way to battle the cold is to layer up, 'like a cabbage,' she said.

The River Liffey in Dublin, by Tom Douglas

Summer (Could Be A) Scorcher

Global temperatures could hit record highs this year

There's expected to be an every seven year event called - El Nino which hasnt' happened since 2016.

Its a phenomenon involving warmer wind and sea currents across the Pacific Ocean.

Main image: Snow in Northwest Mayo by Barry Douglas

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