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26 May 2022

WATCH: Storm Freya polar weather snow hits Laois

Storm Freya hit Laois on Sunday afternoon with heavy snow in parts of the county as Met Eireann's status yellow weather warning remains in place.

MORE: MULTIPLE CAR CRASHES AS STORM FREYA BEARS DOWN

This video shows the snow starting to stick to cars and some surfaces in Portlaoise on Sunday afternoon. 

This comes exactly one year on from the Beast from the East snow event last March. 

Met Éireann's forecast warns that Storm Freya marks the start of a very unsettled polar weather spell.

Met Éireann meteorologist Jeanne Byrne gave the outlook and update on Storm Freya after the RTÉ news.

"Our weather is going to stay very unsettled with above average amounts of rainfall with some heavy rain at times and it is going to turn a lot colder," she said. 

"The air for the most part of next week coming down from polar regions," she added.

READ FULL WEATHER FORECAST HERE.

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