The weather in Ireland is one of the most unpredictable in the world, and for a city that often takes its cue from a sunny north, this year has been particularly unforgiving.
The city has suffered from the worst blizzards in its recent history, with temperatures plummeting as low as 14C in the last 24 hours.
There have been five blizzard alerts across the country since the end of November, all of which have led to widespread power cuts.
In the last 10 days, a string of major blizzarding events have occurred, with the most recent happening just over two weeks ago.
It is the worst year-on-year decline in the country, and it is now forecast to be worse than the previous record, set in 2008.
In a country where winter weather is usually accompanied by a few blizzarded days, it is often not until the weekend that the weather can be truly safe.
On the second Saturday in January, for example, temperatures plummeted to as low 20C in Dublin.
A blizzard warning was issued for the city on Saturday morning.
It was the fourth blizzard of the season, with two more expected on Sunday, the third being predicted for the afternoon.
It was a particularly tough time to prepare for the storm, with some people reporting severe power cuts and disruption to their lives.
As the weather started to clear, a group of young people from the city’s inner-city social club, the Paddy’s Pub, were among those on the verge of becoming homeless.
In an area that is mostly populated by young, working-class people, they are a crucial lifeline to those living in poverty.
The group of people was travelling to Dublin from Cork to attend the funeral of a relative, when they were attacked by the wind.
They were forced to abandon their bikes and walk through the city in the freezing cold, while they waited for the blizzard to pass.
The group were left without any money, food or water, and they eventually lost all of their belongings.
A friend of the group who was with them, Patrick Fagan, told The Irish Sun:”They didn’t have any food, nothing.
They just lost everything.
They couldn’t sleep.”
The group of friends are now living in a makeshift shelter in a nearby car park, which they use to sleep in.
They said the blizzages have been devastating for them, with their phones cut off, and a lack of electricity and internet.
“It’s been a really hard time, the cold has been so bad,” said Patrick Faggans cousin, Brendan O’Brien.
“We haven’t got anything.
It’s really cold.
The whole city is gone, you can’t even walk anywhere.”
Patrick said they were worried about their safety.
“There is no water, no electricity, no phone.
It all stopped.
We don’t have a roof, we don’t even have a tent,” he said.
The weather in Dublin has also been very cold in recent weeks, with a single day falling into the 30C mark.
This winter has been one of Ireland’s driest winters on record, with rainfall rates in the low 40s in December and January.
It has been the worst on record for the country.
It has been predicted that the rain will continue into next year.
The coldest winter in a generation is expected to continue for another two months.
For the first time in a decade, the number of snow deaths is forecast to reach levels that have not been seen since the 1940s.