It’s been an oddly mild Christmas and New Year.
But if you were wondering when (or if) you’d need to bust out your proper winter coat, Met Eireann have the answer this morning.
According to the national forecaster, it looks like temperatures are finally due to plummet later this week.
While average temperatures have been upwards of 10C lately, it’s about to feel much colder, with the mercury set to drop as low as -3C on Wednesday night.
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 14, 2019
As well as heavy hail and a risk of thunder, there’ll be widespread frost by dawn with the risk of ice.
Thursday night will also be frosty with minimum temperatures of -1 degrees.
And it’s not looking too pleasant for the weekend either; “Current indications suggest Friday will be a cloudy and rather damp day with scattered outbreaks of rain.” say forecasters.
Saturday and Sunday will be “rather chilly” with occasional rain and there is the risk of frost by night, especially on Sunday night.