Dublin has a very moderate climate though out the year. Summers are not very harsh and winters are not very severe. The temperature varies between 0 degree celsius to 20 odd degrees celsius through the year. So, when we woke up to the view of Dublin in Snow, Winter 2018, we couldn’t believe our eyes. It was like winter wonderland right at our doorsteps, magical and out of the ordinary.
What happened was that the Polar Vortex aka ‘Beast from the East’ met storm Emma in UK and Ireland. So, parts of UK and Ireland experienced this cold winter and were completely snowed out. Dublin was on a standstill as this country is never prepared for heavy snowfall. Offices and schools were closed, grocery shelves were empty and public transportation was on a standstill. Of course, since we have the privilege of working from home, we didn’t get off. So, we went out on walks during lunch break and after office hours.
I must say that kids and adults had a whale of a time during these three days. They were snow fighting, sledging and even skiing at some places. People made igloos (some of them fully equipped to hold TV sets), tables, chairs, snowman, snow dogs and what not. The entire city was in a holiday mood. The social media was showing snippets of people being creative and enjoying to their fullest. I pulled Raga for snow fight and it was the best day of my life.
We didn’t get a chance to go to the city, but experiencing snow in our neighbourhood was magical enough. To be honest, this was my first time witnessing such heavy snowfall and of course I want to preserve this memory. I wanted to share some photos of Dublin in Snow, Winter 2018 with you guys, because last time this happened was in 1982 and who knows when we would get to witness snow again.
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