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Extreme cold has prompted an orange alert across the country; the National Emergency Group meeting today 

Dublin: The National Emergency Group will meet today at 10.30 a.m. to assess the situation following the sub-zero temperatures. The yellow snow alert for Dublin, Kildare, and Wicklow will be lifted on Sunday afternoon. All important government departments and stakeholders will attend the meeting at Agriculture House.

The meeting will discuss measures to be taken by emergency services, transport operators, local authorities, etc. A decision will also be made at today’s meeting on whether to issue a public safety advisory.

The Met will provide the most recent weather update to the meeting.

Heads of local authorities will also participate in the meeting through a video link.

Low temperatures and heavy snow have prompted an orange alert across Ireland. Temperatures are expected to fall below 5 degrees Celsius in many areas. This warning will be in effect from today at 5 p.m. until Monday at noon.

According to the weather forecast, there is a chance of heavy snowfall during the night and accumulations of snow in higher areas.

Due to severe weather, 26 outbound flights and 27 incoming flights were cancelled. On the last day, 143 flights were cancelled. Due to the snow, most flights scheduled to arrive at Dublin Airport were delayed by one to four hours.

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