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Heres what a red alert snowstorm in Ireland looks like
Ireland went on a red alert on Thursday thanks to some serious winter weather ravaging through the country. - photo by Herb Scribner
Ireland experienced a "red alert" emergency Thursday thanks to some serious winter weather ravaging through the country.

Ireland and the entire United Kingdom have experienced record cold temperatures this week, as the Beast from the East" storm a cold weather pattern that traveled from Siberia to the U.K. has frozen the region.

Officials say the ongoing storm has already led to 55 deaths across Europe, leaving close to 24,000 homes and businesses without power, BBC News reported.

Ireland's red alert led to a shutdown of public transport, and school and workplace closures, as well as flight cancellations and delays, according to The Irish Mirror.

The Dublin Airport shared a video of what a red alert looks like on Twitter.

The video, which has more than 248,000 views, shows heavy winds blowing snow across the entire airport.

All flights from Dublin have been suspended, according to the airport, which hopes it can resume flights on Saturday.

Our snow crews are working today to continue to clear the runway, taxiways, aircraft parking stands and apron areas for our airline customers planned resumption of services tomorrow morning, according to an airport statement.

According to The New York Times, Europe is experiencing colder temperatures than the North Pole this week because of the same storm.

The wintry weather comes at the same time that the Arctic Circle is experiencing record warm temperatures, according to The Times.
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