THE people of Ireland have cleared the shelves of supermarkets across the country in the past 24 hours as Ireland prepares for what could be its worst snowfall in 36 years this week.
Met Éireann has forecast scattered snow showers today and into tonight, with 4-6cms of snow expected to stick by Wednesday morning.
A snow and ice warning is currently in place for Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Laois, Louth, Wicklow and Meath as Storm Emma, or 'The Beast from the East', approaches Europe.
People across Ireland, who have been warned to prepare for the cold weather snap and possible treacherous conditions, have heeded the advice.
Supermarkets shelves across the country have been emptied, as the nation panic buys ahead of the snow.
People even took to twitter to warn others where there was no longer any bread or milk to be found...
Lidl, Ballycullen. pic.twitter.com/xV8IZdOQ0F
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) 26 February 2018
— Mary Mc (@MaryMc_31) 26 February 2018
Snap in Tesco pic.twitter.com/rjIPIjj3B4
— ian (@HomeAndDesignIE) 26 February 2018
Dunnes rathmines pic.twitter.com/9glUfolCzS
— Adam Kearns (@AdamKearns4) 26 February 2018
Others took a more lighthearted view of the situation...
— Deric Ó hArtagáinTV3 (@deric_hartigan) 26 February 2018