Sometimes the forecasters get it right and many children around the country were delighted to wake up to a blanket of snow this morning.
The majority of the snow fell in the north of the country this morning across Donegal and Derry.
The wintry showers are expected to extend to all areas today, falling as snow, mainly on hills but increasingly to lower levels as the day goes on.
The Orange level weather warning remains in place until 6pm tomorrow with a snow-ice warning for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.
A lower Yellow Warning is in place for the rest of the country.
The weather in the UK has caused havoc for travellers with Heathrow cancelling over 80 flights.
Widespread sleet and snow showers will continue this evening, some of these heavy. They will continue later in the night over Ulster, but will become scattered elsewhere, with dry, clear spells developing
First snow in Teerelton Co.Cork Ireland 10 am on 12-01-2017 pic.twitter.com/1S4PddW7WT— Peter Bosman (@PeterBosman11) January 12, 2017