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Winter has been severe across Ireland, with heavy snow

Dublin: The winter in Ireland has been rough, with heavy snowfall. According to the forecast, this time will be the worst since Storm Emma four years ago. Due to the presence of Arctic air, the temperature is going into the negative. Snow and fog are expected until next Monday. It has also been announced that the temperature will not rise above 3 degrees Celsius. Various videos of snow-covered cars, gardens, and buildings are circulating on social media.

A yellow alert has been issued for counties Dublin, Donegal, and Wicklow until Friday morning. There are indications that it will be extended.

Meanwhile, the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Crisis Management met to discuss the situation and escalate it. Some companies have issued warnings about power outages. Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar stated that the power outage will have no impact on households, farmers, or small businesses. Following this, Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar clarified this matter.

There have been no announcements of school closures yet. According to a spokesperson for the education department, the decision in this regard should be made by the school management boards.

Elon Winter, a national organisation that advocates for the elderly, has launched the Share the Warmth campaign. The campaign aims to raise funds to help more than 100,000 older people.

The cold may make history.
The Met Office’s Brandon Krieg said that the coldest weather will be the worst. In March 2018, temperatures reached -9 degrees Celsius. He stated that a similar situation would occur.

Winter has not been a major issue in the country over the last two years. Snow is expected in Dublin, the Wicklow Mountains, and along the east coast. In coastal counties, hail and snow are possible. Lows may reach -5. Temperatures will drop again by the weekend. Sunday will be similar. He predicted a maximum temperature of -2 to -6 degrees Celsius. The temperature may drop even further in some areas.

Sales of winter essentials increased.

Sales of winter essentials have surged in stores after the weather warning. Heaters, electric blankets, and other items are selling well, according to retailers.
Electric blankets, as well as electric and oil-powered heaters, saw significant increases in sales.

Motorists should exercise caution.

Meanwhile, gardai reported that roads near Kilmacrenan and Milford were hazardous due to snowfall.Several vehicles were stranded on the Salt Road. Garda asked that the route be avoided if possible.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has warned that travel will be difficult in many parts of the country due to snow, hail, sleet, and rain. The RSA also reminded drivers and pedestrians to be cautious.


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