Polar pics: Snowy snapshots of farmers battling blizzards

Farmers across the country have been battling blizzard conditions as the ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma clash over Irish skies.

Met Eireann last night extended its Status Red snow and ice alert – its highest level of warning – to the entire country, with the south and south-east expected to be worst impacted.

The weather warning will remain in place until 3:00pm tomorrow. Farmers and rural dwellers have been warned to remain indoors from 4:00pm today and to exercise extreme caution.

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Farmers, agri businesses and service providers have taken to social media to illustrate their winter “whiteout” experiences on the ground over the past couple of days.







Meanwhile, a selection of photos has been sent in depicting the countrywide coldsnap.

Image source: Niamh Ryan
Image source: Niamh Ryan
Image source: Trish Reid
Image source: Trish Reid
Image source: Michael Mc Cormack
Image source: Joe Phelan
Image source: Joe Phelan
Image source: Joe Phelan
Image source: Joe Phelan

Got any photos of snowy scenes from around the country earlier today? Send them to AgriLand at: [email protected]