Here's how much the temperature dropped in nine of the coldest counties in Ireland last night
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Here's how much the temperature dropped in nine of the coldest counties in Ireland last night

IRELAND was literally freezing last night.

Met Éireann has issued a list of places that witnessed the lowest temperatures.

Some of Ireland's airports were among the worst affected.

Cork Airport saw the thermometer drop to -7 degrees, Ireland's lowest temperature since 2016.

It was -6.8 degrees at Knock Airport in Co. Mayo, -5.1 at Dublin Airport and -5 at Shannon.

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Here's how cold it got in Ireland last night

Cork Airport -7.0 (Ireland's lowest temp since 2016)

Knock Airport, Co. Mayo -6.8

Moore Park, Co. Kildare -5.9

Claremorris, Co. Mayo -5.7

Roche's Point, Co. Cork -5.4

Oak Park, Co. Carlow -5.4

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Mount Dillon, Co. Roscommon -5.3

Dublin Airport -5.1

Athenry, Co. Galway -5.1

Shannon Airport, Co. Limerick -5.0

Valentia Obs, Co. Kerry -5.0

Weather forecasters have said temperatures will remain below freezing for the rest of today.

They have issued a warning of flooding along southern and eastern coasts, with blizzards due to continue tonight.

Munster and coastal part of Leinster should expect severe thunderstorms.

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Up to 40cms of snow is expected to fall in Ireland over the next 24 hours and people have been warned to stay indoors from 4pm today until noon tomorrow as Storm Emma meets the so-called Beast from the East.

The National Emergency Coordination Group said the decision was made because of the “serious and life-threatening conditions” which may be posed by the extreme weather.

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