WATCH: Heavy snowfall, hail and rain hits Limerick after week of spring sun

Fintan Walsh

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WATCH: Heavy snowfall, hail and rain hits Limerick after week of spring sun

Ms Knight enjoying the snow in Kilfinane PICTURE: CASTLETROY COLLEGE/TWITTER

THE GLORIOUS spring sunshine didn’t last long, as there have been sightings of heavy snowfall, hail and rain in County Limerick this Tuesday morning. 

Temperatures in Limerick peaked at 17 degrees last week, the warmest temperatures so far this year. 

However, after Met Eireann issued a snow-ice warning for the northern part of the country from Monday night to Tuesday lunch time, Limerick has been hit by another cold spell. 

While there was no sight of snow in Limerick city, there was a short spell of heavy hail around 9am. 

There was heavy snowfall spotted in Newcastle West, Kilfinane and Abbeyfeale, according to locals. 

Castletroy College posted a picture of a Ms Knight enjoying the wintery weather in Kilfinane this Tuesday morning. 

Meanwhile, our reporter David Hurley captured the abrupt change of weather out in West Limerick. 

The Limerick Leader can confirm that there were no serious road traffic incidents as a result of the weather, as of 10.30am.