Letterkenny shortly after 5.00 pm on Wednesday February 28th 2018
02 March, 2018, 21:41
Scientists say the big chill in Europe is partly caused by the fact that strong winds which normally keep cold air "locked" over the Arctic have weakened, releasing icy blasts across the northern hemisphere.
Several deaths were attributed to the cold snap, including a 75-year-old man who fell through ice in the Netherlands, likely while skating.
And, true to form, as the "Beast From The East" heads our way, it seems the British public are starting to get more than just a little bit concerned, and are reportedly cleaning out supermarket shelves in a panic-buying frenzy.
In the capital Bucharest, where it has been snowing since Monday with temperatures hovering around minus 10 degrees Celsius, sales of the "martisor" good luck charms have plummeted along with the temperature.
Schools are closed across Italy, meanwhile, with Rome seeing its first snowfall since February 2012.
Heavy snow in the north Italian city of Turin caused a Serie A football game between Juventus and Atalanta to be postponed on Sunday. Easterly winds will continue to bring scattered snow showers, with more persistent snow possible at times.
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The weather in Europe is in stark contrast to the Arctic itself, which is experiencing an unusually warm period despite it being the depths of winter when the sun never even rises above the horizon. The polar vortex split also sent record cold spilling into the Western U.S., while the East Coast set all-time record highs last week.
"It is the coldest air we have seen over the United Kingdom at this time of the year since around 1991", Becky Mitchell, a meteorologist at Britain's Met Office, said.
He said: "It is not refreezing quickly because air temperatures are above zero [.] Wacky weather continues with scary strength and persistence".
Britain's weather service issued a severe weather warning for snow in parts of Scotland where schools were closed and council offices shut.
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Temperatures in the region are around -8 Celsius (17.6 Fahrenheit).
Dragging blankets and sleeping bags, officials from an array of political parties wearing their blue, white and red sashes hunkered down near Austerlitz train station as snow began falling early Thursday.
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