The November freeze in photos

The blanket of snow that fell overnight seems to be a welcome distraction for many from the blanket coverage of our economic woes. Spirits are upbeat on Twitter and Facebook this morning with photos from across the country. [Gallery below]

A record low for November of -7.5 C was recorded last night at Casement Weather Station in Dublin Airport. The previous lowest November temperature of -7.2 C was recorded in Shannon Airport in 1952. Joan Blackburn of Met Eireann explained on Phantom FM this morning that such low temperatures are usually recorded over snow-covered ground. This will continue over the coming nights as further snowfall is expected and daytime temperatures remain between zero and three degrees Celcius.


Bushy Park in Terenure (near where I live) was abuzz with snow fights, crazy joggers braving the cold and children converging on the icy slope down to the bandstand by the Dodder. They came armed (or arsed?) with all sorts sleds and toboggans, sheets of plastic, large pieces of cardboard, wooden planks and laundry baskets. 


Below is a montage of photos from Twitter and Bushy Park.

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