First snow of new year falls in Wicklow hills

Snow on Lugnaquilla pictured from Aughavannagh this morning

After a long spell of mild weather the first snow of the new year fell in the Wicklow hills last night.

Following a night of heavy frost Lugnaquilla was covered in snow this morning.

Temperatures in the Wicklow uplands are unlikely to rise above freezing today.

MET Eireann have predicted cold and frosty weather over the coming days.

Ireland has escaped the storms and cold weather that has hit Europe which has seen 27 weather-related deaths.

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