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Ireland is covered in snow, and it is the coldest it has been in ten years

Dublin: Ireland is freezing at a record high in its ten-year history. The Met Office confirmed that it was the coldest day for all of Ireland since 2010.

Due to the extreme cold, a few schools were closed. Both bus and flight services have been cancelled. However, public transportation and the majority of the country’s schools have not been significantly disrupted. In most parts of the country, an orange “freezing fog alert” has been issued in anticipation of snow and extreme cold. Drivers are also advised to exercise extreme caution. Meanwhile. Rain fell in the northwest areas of Donegal, Mayo, and parts of Galway.

The salt is sprinkled, and the ice continues to melt.

According to government sources, one-third of the usual amount of gritting salt used in a winter would be used in this single week.

Local councils will use 35,000 tonnes of salt grit to de-ice roads (including motorways, national and local roads) by next Friday, at a cost of €1.75 million.

A typical year uses 100,000 tonnes of salt for deicing in one winter.

A yellow alert is still in effect for Ireland until noon on Friday, December 16. To evaluate the situation. This week, the National Emergency Coordination Group will meet every day.

This warning has been issued in Connacht, Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Portlaoise, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Clare, Limerick, and Tipperary.

Katesbridge, Down, is bitterly cold.

Last night, most places had temperatures ranging from -1 to -5. It was 7.2C in Galway’s Athenry. The maximum temperature in Cavan reached -3.1 degrees Celsius at the weather station at Ballyhaise. The UK Met Office reported that the lowest temperature on the island this year was minus 9 degrees Celsius in Katesbridge.

The UK Met Office has also issued a heavy snow warning until 10 a.m. today. The cold weather is expected to last until the end of the week. A slight change in weather is expected by the weekend.

Please don’t play in the water.

Canals, lakes, ponds, and inland bodies of water are all frozen. The Coast Guard, RNLI, and Water Safety Ireland have urged caution in a joint statement. Three children under the age of twelve died of heart attacks after falling into freezing cold water in the United Kingdom.

Swimming in cold water is very popular during the holidays. If you encounter any difficulties on the water, dial 999 or 112. You can also contact the Coast Guard via Marine VHF Radio Channel 16.

Travel is also risky.

Road Safety Authority communications manager Brian Farrell said motorists should be aware of the possibility of road closures due to bad weather.

Due to severe weather, commuter services from Dundalk and Drogheda to Dublin will be delayed, according to Iarnrod Eireann.
The Luas Red and Green Line services in Dublin are also delayed. Dublin Bus said restrictions were in place on three routes.

Due to bad weather, Dublin Airport cancelled 70 flights, Shannon Airport cancelled eight flights, and Cork Airport delayed certain flights.

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