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Met Éireann has issued a status orange weather warning for seven counties.

The warning was out into place for I’ve and snow after temperatures plummeted overnight.

The warning is for counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

The warning will be in place until 6pm today.

Up to 8cm of snow is expected in some areas.

A Status Yellow snow and ice warning is in place for the rest of the country



If you're still attempting to warm up after your morning commute, you're not alone. And it doesn't sound like this morning's weather is going to get any milder any time soon.

Met Éireann have issued a Status Yellow weather warning, forecasting snow, wind and ice for most parts of the country over the next 24 hours.

"The showers will turn increasingly wintry with falls of hail and snow – especially in the north, and a few will push further south this evening. Northwest winds will be strong and gust," reads the official website.

"Wintry showers will be widespread overnight and frequent in the north with accumulations of snow over inland parts of Ulster and other northern areas."

"Mainly dry across the south and southwest. Northwest winds will stay strong and gusty. A widespread sharp ground frost will form during clear spells with icy patches forming widely."

And as for tomorrow? Met Éireann warn it will be 'very cold again' on Friday,  with a few sunny spells, but with occasional wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow .

There will be further accumulations of snow over northern counties and over high ground elsewhere.

Ladies, time to rebuild the duvet fort.



Was anyone else up early enough to witness the blizzard that unfolded this morning? 

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow weather alert as temperatures plummeted last night, and warns of more snow and ice to come.

"Very cold today, with frost, ice and lying snow in many areas at first," says the national weather forecaster.  

"A bright day in most areas, with sunny spells and showers, some falling as snow in the early morning, but mostly of rain, hail and sleet during the day, some of them heavy, with isolated thunderstorms, especially in the west and northwest."

Clearly winter isn't quite done with us yet. 

AA Roadwatch has also issued a warning, reminding drivers to be extra careful today during the difficult driving conditions. 

"Give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination and use major routes as they are more likely to have been gritted than secondary roads."

"Remember, stopping distances are 10 times longer in ice and snow."



Time to get out more of your winter warmers, ladies as the cold weather is set to continue. 

Met Éireann has issued an orange warning for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo for tonight. 

Snow is said to reach up to 8cm from midnight tonight until midnight Thursday, with the highest amounts falling on high ground. 

Another yellow warning is in place for Longford, Cavan, Monaghan, Galway and Roscommon. 

The cold weather is set to stay for the weekend with temperatures dropping overnight and risk of widespread frost and ice. 



Summer '15 won't go down as one of the greats, granted (we love and miss you summer 1995) – and even the much-promised back-to-school surge of sunshine has largely failed to materialise. 

Now there are mutterings that a Freezageddon to rival that of 2009/10 – a winter which was Ireland's worst in 50 years – is on the horizon.

Although meteorologists caution against making predictions too far in advance, in Britain there have been repeated warnings of a forthcoming El Nino phenomenon – a term used to describe specific atmospheric and oceanic conditions in the Pacific.

The natural effect is believed to occur around every two to seven years and it can have disastrous effects on the world’s weather system.

In this part of the world, it results in bitterly cold and snowy winters, although in Asia and Australia drought is a consequence, while the west coasts of North and South America can expect torrential rain.

Six years ago, heavy snow and ice caused traffic chaos in Ireland's cities, and grounded numerous aircraft.



What a week it has been for us poor Irish!

First, there was Monday and Tuesday's treacherous snow and ice, and then Storm Rachel took over, blasting us all with wind and rain.

Just as we thought things were beginning to calm down, it seems we're in for more freezing weather today – in fact, it has already begun in some parts of Ireland.

Met Éireann have this morning issued a Status Yellow snow and ice alert between 6am and noon, so be careful out there.

Parts of Ireland already affected by snow on the roads this morning include Longford, Roscommon, Monaghan, Leitrim, Westmeath, Cavan and Louth, with frost widespread on the roads elsewhere across the country.

Met Éireann say commuters should be aware of "outbreaks of sleet and snow in places this morning, especially in parts of the midlands, north and east."

The latest warning comes after a day of wild weather yesterday which caused power outages, diverted flights and fallen trees around the country.

Don't cancel your plans for the weekend just yet, though – the weather is expected to calm down later today and for Saturday and Sunday too. Phew!


If your friends love a bit of science when they’re having a few drinks (hey, some people might!) then wow them with this super quick way of making their drink ice cold in just two minutes.

It’s also good if you don’t like putting ice in your drink and don’t have all day for it to cool down in the fridge!


If you thought the water charges were bad, then feast your eyes on the $8 ice cubes from Glace Luxury Ice Co.

The company have created “a zero-taste(TM) profile ice which, unlike traditional ice products, allows the consumer to maximize the beverage experience”.

Hmm, we can’t remember if our average ice ever did anything other than maximise our beverage experience by making it nice and cold, but according to Glace:

“Traditional machine-ice, generally made with local tap water, may contain upwards of 150 impurities and carcinogens, resulting in poor tasting and potentially unhealthy ice.”

We’ll take their word for it….



Who knew ice cube trays could be so indispensable? We certainly didn’t!

Here are some great ways you can use ice-cube trays.

1. Coffee cubes
Perfect in Bailey’s or milk


2. Jello Shots
Great for parties!


3. Flower ice-cubes
This is so pretty! Perfect for summertime drinks.


4. Chocolate bites
This could be dangerous!


5. Fruit cubes
Add some fruit flavour to your water with frozen fruit purée cubes.




The band Whiteroom play on instruments made by ice sculpturist Tim Linhart in the town of  Luleå, in northern Sweden.