WATCH: The Beast from the East LIVE as it happens

People in Ireland are anticipating some of the coldest and snowiest weather to hit the country since 1982 this week. 
The cold front bringing the snow has been dubbed as ‘The Beast from the East’ and now you can watch the blizzard live as it crosses Europe. 
A Status Orange weather warning remains in place for Laois and a number of other counties from midday on Tuesday.
The orange alert is valid from 3pm on Tuesday, February 27 until 11am on Wednesday, February 28 in Laois, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow and Meath.