Tonight is set to be one of the coldest nights of the year with temperatures expected to drop to -4 degrees overnight.Many parts of Donegal had snow this morning.Met Eireann has warned that Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo are expected to experience snowfalls overnight.Many parts of the county woke to a light blanket of snow which has gradually turned to ice and slush but driving conditions are still dangerous. The coldest night recorded so far in 2014 was in Mullingar where temperatures fell to -4.3 degrees on February 10th.But parts of Donegal could dip below that tonight.Donegal County Council has its fleet of gritters out and about.Drivers are warned to take extra care after overnight snow and frost created icy stretches on roads. Pedestrians are also advised to take extra precautions this morning on icy footpaths and untreated road surfaces, while drivers should remember to de-ice their car before setting off to work.The icy conditions have prompted Met Éireann to issue a status yellow weather alert, the lowest of the three categories of warning.Afternoon temperatures are expected to range between 3 to 6 degrees with some bright spells.The forecaster has warned northern counties of prolonged wintery showers throughout Friday afternoon.Met Éireann meteorologist Siobhán Ryan says the “raw” weather conditions are set to continue through the weekend. “Tonight will be one of the coldest nights so far this year. There’s a risk of wintry showers in the northwest with snow in Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo later tonight and first thing tomorrow.”TONIGHT TO BE COLDEST OF YEAR WITH MORE SNOW FORECAST FOR DONEGAL was last modified: December 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:colddonegalsnow
Polling passed off peacefully in six Lok Sabha and 42 Assembly constituencies of Odisha in the third phase of simultaneous elections on Tuesday.An average of 61% voting was recorded till 5 p.m., and it was likely to increase since voting was in progress, according to the Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha. The Lok Sabha seats where polling was conducted during the day are Puri, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur and Keonjhar. The 42 Assembly segments came under these six Parliamentary constituencies.EVMs malfunctioningReports of malfunctioning of EVMs were received from some booths in the morning hours, but polling was resumed after replacing those machines. Polling was postponed in a booth under Sambalpur following error and wrong pairing of VVPAT.In another incident, a polling official passed away while on duty in Dhenkanal district. The official, Nabakishore Nayak, who collapsed inside the booth, was declared dead by doctors at Kamakhyanagar hospital.Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik was among the prominent leaders to cast their votes in the morning hours. After casting his vote, Mr. Patnaik exuded confidence that the BJD would perform well in the elections in the State.The prominent candidates who were in the fray for Tuesday’s elections include former IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi, former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik, former Director General of Police Prakash Mishra and BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra.4th phase on April 29 Polling is already over in nine Lok Sabha and 63 Assembly constituencies in Odisha in the previous two phases – April 11 and 18. The fourth and last phase polling in the remaining six Lok Sabha and 42 Assembly constituencies, for which campaigning is still going on, is scheduled to be held on April 29.On the other hand, Mr. Patnaik campaigned for party nominees in areas under the Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Kendrapara Lok Sabha constituencies later in the day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also addressed two public meetings at Balasore and Kendrapara during the day.