STORM EMMA IS ABOUT TO BEGIN [ THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT EVERYTHING HAS CLOSED ]
What you see in my photographs is what we consider to be bad weather in Dublin but this is nothing compared to what is on the way.
In the last few minutes weather conditions in Bolton Street have changed for the worse because Storm Emma is heading our way and is expected to bring heavy snowfall and blizzard-like conditions within the next hour. The unusual aspect is that there is "clash zone" when Storm Emma meets Arctic temperatures resulting from the the so-called 'Beast from the East'.
I was planning to take some interesting photographs but at this stage I believe that it may not be practical to do so.
I have just discovered that the supermarket near me that never closes [even on Christmas day] is not open today. With the exception of a small Brazilian restaurant absolutely everything in the area is closed and this has not happened before during the twenty five years that I have lived here.