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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Ice

All time
# Weatherwatch
Photos of the best and worst weather in Ireland this year
It’s been some year. Half the time we don’t know what to be wearing.
# Trapped
Attempt to rescue science ship stranded in Antarctica since Christmas fails
It was the third attempt to rescue the scientific expedition ship which is trapped in ice estimated to be around 3 metres thick.
# f-f-f-freezing
Charming video captures the thought process behind the Christmas Day swim
It’ll make you feel cold, then make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.
# Winter wonderland
11 incredible GIFs of beautiful winter scenes around the world
We don’t have much of it here this Christmas, so here’s some lovely snow.
# Trapped
Help on the way for ship trapped off Antarctica since Christmas Eve
The ship has 74 people aboard for a scientific mission
Be careful: Most accident-prone days of the year are Stephen’s Day and 27 December
Colds, minor burns and injuries from falls are the most common types of injuries and illnesses.
# Ice Ice Baby
WATCH: Massive block of ice hits car in China
Incredibly, no one was injured.
# Baltic
A Guide to Irish Winter Weather Phrases
Irish winter weather is bad. Real bad.
# caught me slippin
Toddler's adorable first walk on ice ends in failure
A small tragedy in every sense.
# Ice Ice Baby
Getting winter ready: Councils stockpile salt in preparation for icy conditions
Following the cold snaps of 2009 and 2010, some councils said they are well prepared for the icy conditions ahead this winter.
# Waterworld
What would happen if all the ice melted? Well, we'd be waving goodbye to most of Connacht
Not to mention, all of The Netherlands….
# north of disko
Irish adventurers return from Arctic with stunning photos, mild sea-sickness
The eleven person team – ranging in age from their early 20s to early 60s – are back on dry land after an epic voyage to Greenland and a turbulent return sea journey that “put manners on everybody”…
# caution icy surface
Ironic sun photo of the day
Er, might be time to remove that sign at Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
# Cold as ice
Ice bending will make you the coolest kid at the barbeque
Seriously, this is Science at its coolest. (COOLEST – SEE WHAT WE DID THERE?)
# Brrrr
Explainer: Is global warming causing harsher winters (and springs)?
Some scientists are beginning to put together data which shows climate change is causing icy polar air to be displaced towards Europe.
# Snow
Updated: Snow showers to continue in the east, cold elsewhere
The rest of the country will remain dry and cold with spells of sunshine over western counties.
# Disruptions
Bad weather causing disruptions for bus services
Snow and ice is causing havoc for road users this morning.
# Brrr
PICS: Snow-ice warning in place as Irish Air Corps aids NI snowbound livestock
Thousands of snowbound animals in the North are feared dead, but the extent of the losses are unclear as most are buried below thick blankets of snow.
# The Daily Hedge
Look what a burst pipe did to this Monaghan hedge
Daily Hedge. Geddit? Geddit?
# found footage
This crazy footage shows a climber lose his grip and slide 100ft down a mountain
And he somehow walked away unhurt.
# lambsicle
Spring Lamb in Snow Pic of the Day
At least he has a woolly jumper.
# Brrrr
Snow-ice warnings issued for 12 counties
Weather warnings have been issued by Met Éireann.
# Vandalism
PICS: Cars stranded after icy conditions on the Sally Gap vandalised
At least two cars were found with their windows smashed, seats ripped and batteries removed.
# Heroes
Happy ending: Sailors rescue dog from floating ice
Hang in there boy!
# freaky
VIDEO: This is what happens when you freeze a water hose...
It spits out ice cubes! For real.
Column: Climate change warnings should put the heat on all of us
The last 12 months have seen unprecedented climatic developments, writes Gavin Harte. Are we going to heed the warning?
# Safety
Tips and tricks: What driving measures can you take to keep you safe
With many areas experiencing snow and ice, here are some tips to help keep you safe on the roads.
Four ponies rescued as ISPCA gets record no of equine distress calls
The organisation is appealing to owners to be “particularly vigilant” of their animals during the current cold snap.
# Snow
More UK flights cancelled due to heavy snowfall and ice
Hundreds of stranded passengers slept at Heathrow Airport overnight after almost 400 flights were cancelled yesterday.
# baby it's cold outside
7 ways to feel warm and dry in this terrible weather
The heating in offices is on the blink, if that makes you feel any better.
# Snow Joke
So, is there really snow on the way? How can we prepare?
We’ve bought the tyre chains and the show grips. We’ve stocked up on bottled water. WHERE IS OUR SNOW?
# whales
PICS: Killer whales trapped in sea ice
About a dozen whales are trapped in a vast stretch of ice in Quebec’s Far North, surfacing in a small opening for air.
# Roads
Motorists warned over icy road conditions in January
Temperatures are expected to drop to -3°C tonight, with the possibility of widespread frost, icy conditions, black ice, dense and freezing fog suggested for the coming days.
# Sexual Abuse
International mission rescues 44 sexually exploited children
Operation Sunflower saw 245 people arrested.
# Careful Now
Vhi issues warning ahead of busiest day for treating accidents and injuries
Coughs, colds, trips and falls are the most common injuries and illnesses around Christmas. Watch yourselves.
# pick up a penguin
Penguins are always falling over … here’s 5 pieces of evidence
Won’t somebody p-p-p-pick up these penguins?
# Brrrr
Motorists warned to take care on icy roads as temperatures hit -6°
Temperatures have dropped to as low as -6°C around parts of the country this morning, creating dangerous driving conditions.
# Roads
Watch out: Drivers warned to take care on icy roads
Gardaí and AA Roadwatch are warning drivers to take care after freezing weather created dangerous conditions across the country.
# Weather
Warnings to motorists over icy roads, freezing fog
Gardaí have already reported several crashes across the country.