Pics: Snow in parts of the country, as rainfall warning issued for the northwest
It was a cold and damp start in most parts of the country this morning, with snow reported in several areas.
Earlier this week, Met Eireann forecast widespread wintry showers for today with some areas seeing some light snowfall this morning.
During the rest of today and tomorrow snow is expected to fall primarily on higher ground, while a mixture of hail and sleet is also a possibility, according to the forecast.
It’s SNOWING!!!!!!! #weatherreport
— John Francis Seery (@johnfseery) November 17, 2016
Snowfall has been reported in parts of the midlands and the west of Ireland, in counties Roscommon, Westmeath, Kildare and Offaly.
In their efforts to feed livestock this morning, farmers have been sharing their pictures and videos of the snowfall, a novel equivalent to the continuous rain, on social media.
— Michael Dunning (@dunning_michael) November 17, 2016
Snowfall didn’t get in the way of Livestock Supplier and Haulier David Clarke this morning as spring calving heifers were loaded in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
— David Clarke (@DavidClivestock) November 17, 2016
The snow isn’t getting a chance to stay on the ground too long due to the damp conditions.
Snapchat user Alan sent us in this photo of snowfall this morning in Crookedwood, Co. Westmeath.
Meanwhile, others aren’t so convinced, as the weather can’t seem to make up it’s mind if it wants to rain or snow.
Wintry showers are expected to bring a mixture of rain, hail, sleet and snow as temperatures remain rather cool over the next few days.
— elizabeth macdonnell (@yummymummyby4) November 17, 2016
Rainfall Warning Issued for the Northwest
Despite reports of snow, widespread heavy showers have been common throughout the country this morning.
A rainfall warning has been issue for parts of the northwest, with counties Donegal, Sligo and Mayo set to be worst affected.
Widespread heavy showers are expected to merge into longer spells of rain at times and are likely to lead to a rainfall of between 25-35mm.
Showers will gradually turn more wintry during the day, but some sunny breaks are expected in the afternoon, with temperatures of just 5 to 9 degrees, in fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds.
Tomorrow, Friday, will continue to be cold and showery with a mixture of sunny spells. Further wintry showers are expected to be heaviest and most frequent in the north and the west of the country