Parts of Ireland received a modest snow dusting
Some parts of Ireland received a dusting of snow on Tuesday night to officially kick off the Irish winter season.
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It seems the snow caught some people off guard, including Carlow Weather on Facebook:
I was wondering why so many people were messaging me asking if it was true that it was going to snow tomorrow until I...Publiée par Carlow Weather sur Mardi 20 novembre 2018
“I was wondering why so many people were messaging me asking if it was true that it was going to snow tomorrow until I saw some posts on Facebook and online!”
“Snow is only forecast for high or even very high ground tomorrow so no need to panic!”
The weather service added that although snow wouldn’t be widespread, the weather in Ireland on Wednesday would indeed be cold and wet.
On Twitter, user Ronan Byrne shared a picturesque view of the Dublin Mountains which were topped off with a dusting of snow:
@CarlowWeather snow on kaideen and lug this morn. pic.twitter.com/YmSsPZJR2r— Ronan Byrne (@Breadman37) November 21, 2018
Another user shared a picture of snow accumulation on Mount Leinster:
Some snow on Mount Leinster today. Photo from Patrick Monahan. pic.twitter.com/QuQ23t1wsU— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) November 21, 2018
Looking ahead, Ireland’s weather forecaster Met Eireann is predicting a slightly warmer week next week with temperatures hitting double digits.
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Met Eireann said: "Thursday will be cold, but drier and brighter than Wednesday with some sunny spells."
"Scattered showers will mainly affect southern and eastern coastal counties - overall dry elsewhere."
"Afternoon highs will range 6 to 10 degrees Celsius (north to south). Easterly breezes will be mostly light to moderate, but a little fresher along south and east coasts."
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