20 May 2022

WATCH: The Beast from the East LIVE as it happens

WATCH: The Beast from the East LIVE as it happens

WATCH: The Beast from the East LIVE as it happens

People in Ireland are anticipating some of the coldest and snowiest weather to hit the country since 1982 this week. 

The cold front bringing the snow has been dubbed as 'The Beast from the East' and now you can watch the blizzard live as it crosses Europe. 

Eveyln Cusack gave an update on the impact of the weather that will accompany air coming from Siberia is coming from the North Pole.

Speaking on Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1 she said the first of the snow is set to fall on Tuesday. By Wednesday morning she said there is going to be a fair amount of snow along eastern coastal counties and pushing west as far as Laois and Offaly.

A Status Orange weather warning remains in place for Laois and a number of other counties from midday on Tuesday.

The orange alert is valid from 3pm on Tuesday, February 27 untill 11am on Wednesday, February 28 in Laois, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow and Meath.

SEE ALSO - Laois 'preparing for the worst' warns county council chief executive.

Emergency planning on how to respond to #BeastfromtheEast underway.

Laois Snow: Salt and grit free to public.

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