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January 18, 2019

Shocking: Several killed in avalanches as heavy snowfall and cold snap sweeps across Europe

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Irish people love snow, even last year when we ran out of Brennan’s bread, we STILL loved snow – but Europeans are getting utterly battered by it at the moment.

Europe is facing a deadly artic storm as snow falls across the continent and avalanches in the Alps kill seven people in Austria.

Up to 50 cm of snow is expected to fall across central and Western Europe by Thursday and authorities have warned there is a serious danger of more avalanches across European mountain ranges.

Even in Athens the capital of one Europe’s hottest countries has been blanketed in snow as Greece recorded temperatures as low as -23 C on Tuesday.

While the UK may also see some snowfall Met Eireann have insisted that Ireland will avoid the worst of the cold snap as dry and relatively mild conditions are predicted to continue.

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