It’s absolutely bitter out there.
As we near the middle of February, there’s no sign of spring in the weather forecast just yet, with a Status Yellow snow and ice warning in place until midnight tonight.
According to Met Éireann, the wintry showers will continue for a time overnight but turn increasingly to rain and hail later on.
We can expect some frost and ice tonight too, with lowest temperatures of -1 to +2 degrees across Munster.
Cold & icy this morning with snow lying in some areas, particularly across the western half of the country. Very windy with a mix of sunny spells & hail, sleet & snow showers with isolated thunderstorms. Highs of 3 to 7 degrees but feeling colder in strong & gusty westerly winds. pic.twitter.com/1ZyvP1ZeB0
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) February 11, 2020
It will be a little drier on Wednesday when forecasters are predicting sunny spells (temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees) and scattered showers in the afternoon before the cloud steadily thickens and rain pushes in during the evening.
The national forecaster says the weather for the foreseeable is ‘very unsettled’ but it should turn less cold from Thursday.
The weekend is set to be ‘wet and windy’ although not as chilly as it has been recently, with temperatures of between 8 and 12 degrees on the way.