After a snowy start it'll be cold all day in Co. Kildare

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After a snowy start it'll be cold all day in Co. Kildare

Snow arrived in Co. Kildare overnight

County Kildare residents woke up to snow this morning ahead of a cold day on the first day of spring.

Met Erieann say frost and ice will be fairly widespread this morning but less extensive in southern and eastern coastal areas. The frost and ice will linger in some inland counties throughout the day. Most areas will be dry with sunny spells, but a few wintry showers will occur in northern and eastern coastal areas. Maximum afternoon temperatures ranging 2 to 5 degrees at best. Winds will back northerly during the day and moderate a little.

It will be very cold overnight with widespread severe frost and ice. It will be mostly dry with long clear spells but snow showers will move in across parts of Ulster and north Connacht during the night. Minimum temperatures of -1 to -5 degrees in light or moderate northwest breezes.