‘Snow Mountain’ living up to its name

The scene at Drumfries in Inishowen this morning.
The scene at Drumfries in Inishowen this morning.

As our picture shows parts of Inishowen have also been gripped by the wintery conditions.

This photo was taken within the last few minutes at Drumfries which is an area underneath around the highest mountain in the district, Sliabh Sneacht which translates from Irish as ‘Snow Mountain’.

Currently the forecast for the area reports the temperature at 2 degrees with a 60 per cent chance of the snow fall continuing, but the likelihood is that the snow will turn to rain later in the afternoon as temperatures rise.

Elsewhere the conditions at Ireland’s most northerly point are not as severe as in other parts of Donegal. The current temperature at Malin Head is 1.7 degress although Met Eireann reports say that the wind chill factor is making it feel around -3 with 13 kilometre per hour gusts coming in from the South West. Rain is currently falling but it is possible the temperature could reach around 5 degrees later this afternoon.