Now is probably a good time to cut the grass.
Today, Wednesday is likely to be the best day of the week, weather-wise with dry and sunny conditions this evening before a cold northerly airflow makes its presence felt across Ireland.
According to Met Éireann meteorologist Aoife Kealy, Thursday will see a return to chilly weather once again, with below-average temperatures and the chance of wintry showers continuing into the weekend.
With high pressure never too far away though, any rainy outbreaks will generally be light and total rainfall amounts for the week will be low.
“On Thursday night a cold front will sink south across Ireland, once again opening the doors to very cold air from the Arctic, along with wintry showers of sleet, hail and snow,” Kealy said.
“On Friday and into the weekend daytime temperatures will be around 5 to 10 Celsius, with the lowest temperatures expected in Ulster. Widespread frosts are also expected overnight as temperatures widely fall below freezing across Ireland.”
Reports suggest Saturday will be a cold day with good sunny spells and scattered heavy showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow along with a continued risk of thunderstorm activity.
It might be a good idea to stock up on coal and kindling for Saturday night too; forecasters say it will be “very cold, with lowest temperatures of -4 to 0 degrees, again with a widespread sharp frost and icy stretches developing under good clear spells.”