Bye bye Barney! The latest weather report says SNOW is on the way


Flights were cancelled, Darts were suspended and almost 50,000 people were left without power after Storm Barney blasted the country with 129km/h winds.

A status yellow weather alert was put in place yesterday as winds only eased off late in the night. Fallen trees and power cuts won’t be forgotten by anyone soon, but it looks like we might have to brace ourselves for another round of chaotic weather.


Met Éireann are warning that the first round of snows are on their way. Parts of the country have already experienced their first few flurries- but now more of us are going to be breaking out the thermals.

Winds are expected to ease slightly over the next few days but this weekend temperatures are supposed to plunge. Delightful. 

North Connacht and parts of Ulster are expected to see the most of the snowfall over the weekend and people in the area have been warned to be mindful of driving on roads in the affected areas.

Storm Barney wreaked havoc all over the country when it kicked off earlier this week. Wicklow County Council was the busiest local authority yesterday as road crews removed more than 50 trees blocking roads.

Both homes and businesses in Delvin, Gorey, Kilmartin, Ennistymon, Enniscorthy, Ennis, Thurles, Baltinglass, Mountrath, Newcastlewest and Kilcullen were among the last to see power restored on Wednesday night.

We just wonder if the weather report will end up with another celebrity this weekend?