Dublin has been hit by record winter snowfall.
It has been the worst of the winter and has now reached the record for the UK.
Ireland’s weather bureau, the Met Office, is forecasting a further 10cm (4in) of snow to fall by the end of tomorrow.
The Met Office said the snowfall is expected to hit more areas, with the worst affected areas including Dublin, the north, Cork, Limerick, and Donegal.
However, the stormy weather in the city of Galway, where the weather bureau said a heavy snowfall has already hit, is expected not to affect travel.
“Galway is a bit more of a city than Dublin,” Met Office meteorologist Patrick O’Sullivan said.
This is because of the fact that Galway is about 30km (19 miles) north of the Irish Sea, which is why it is less affected by the storm than the rest of the country.
“We’ve got a bit of an area north of Dublin in the middle of the city, but there’s not much to do there, so it’s not really a problem,” Mr O’ Sullivan said.’
It’s a little bit of a gamble’It is the first time in a generation that Dublin has had to wait until spring to get the winter weather.
Mr O’Sullivan said this year’s stormy conditions could have an impact on travel in the south of the capital, where temperatures are expected to dip into the mid-30s.
“It’s going to be a little more of an experiment with some of the snow conditions,” he said.
“There’s still the chance that it will stay in the 30s and into the low 40s.”
The stormy winds have also brought torrential downpours into the city.
Flooding is expected and people will need to seek cover in vehicles.
Dublin’s roads are also expected to be closed on Monday.
On Sunday, hundreds of people gathered in front of the Mayor’s office to protest the city’s heavy snowfalls and poor snow clearing.
Tear gas was used to disperse protesters.
One of the protesters, who did not want to be named, said he felt that the city should not have been allowed to snow on the day it did.
“I felt that they were making it up as they went along, and they were being told that we were making a mockery of them by the Met,” he told Newstalk Breakfast.
“The mayor should have been more cautious in how they were using it.”
He should have said ‘no, we’re going to have to deal with it’.
“If he was going to use the snow to make a statement, he should have told us he would deal with the consequences.”‘
It could get worse’Mr OSullivan added that the Met office expects more heavy snow and rain in the coming days.
“Some of the areas we’ve already got a little higher than we have today,” he explained.
Snow is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as on Thursday and Friday.