Time to dig out the thermals.
The unseasonably mild weather we’ve been enjoying of late is due to come to an end this week, with temperatures expected to plummet to -2C in Munster.
According to the national forecaster, it will be a cold tonight, with lowest temperatures zero to -2 C., “with a widespread hard frost and icy stretches on some roads.”
“Some patches of mist and fog are likely to form also in slack variable breezes.”
Met Eireann has warned that conditions will be ‘unsettled and changeable’ for the next 24 hours, turning breezy overnight with heavy rain and sleet possible later.
Wednesday will be relatively dry but the gales return on Thursday when, according to forecasters, it looks set to become “very wet and extremely windy overnight, with strong to gale force and gusty southwest winds expected.”
Friday will also be unsettled with the extremely windy weather set to continue, along with showers or longer spells of heavy rain.