I was without heating due to a burst pipe the other week and know what nightmare that is water every where etc and it wasn't any where near as cold.
It should be noted that it is not humid here and there is not as much wind compared to the Celtic Islands ;)
This makes a huge difference, especially that the islands are not prepared for any form of temperature except for moderate climates.
I compare plus 3 degrees in Sligo (North West of Ireland) with the humidity and wind, with minus 10 here.
And just to have a proper winge since I am on a roll, I not only had to flame thrower the pipes but in order to get to the pipes I had to carve them out of the wall. The joys of covering everything in concrete.
I have been careful to check my tram and bus times to avoid having to stand about for too long.
They are saying that there are no traffic jams anywhere in Krakow hahahahaha.
People are not going out.
Breathing early in the morning is a struggle and it is a "painful" cold
I learned form 2005 in Vilnius when I went out and inhaled through my nose, it felt like two flaps shut inside my nostrils. I had never felt anything like it before, I kept doing it because it was a new experiences. Then after a second the "flaps" would disappear.
Basically the oxygen was freezing the inside of my nose, the "flaps" was ice and I had burned my nose so bad that I had a bloody nose for quite some time afterwards.
I have not felt that since until this winter and I am sure as heck not inhaling to much too quickly through my nose.
No Irishman should be subjected to these temperatures hahahahaha