Brrrr-ace yourself for this week's weather forecast4th Dec 17 | News
We have been enjoying some milder temperatures over the past couple of days but that's all about to change...
Ireland will be plunged into sub-zero weather later this week, with the possibility of snow in some parts of the country.
Met Eireann have warned that the country is set to be hit by an Arctic blast from Thursday with rain, sleet and snow to hit over the weekend.
Although temperatures will climb to a comfortable 13C on Wednesday, this will drop dramatically on Thursday to just 3C during the day and -3C overnight into Friday.
A forecaster said:
"Thursday will be a bitterly cold day with fresh, gusty north to northwest breezes and afternoon temperatures of just 3C to 6C.
There'll be sunny spells and showers of rain, sleet and snow.
The likelihood of snow will increase in the evening and night as temperatures fall to between -2C and 1C.
Friday will continue very cold with sunny spells and showers of rain, sleet and snow. On Friday night a sharp or severe frost will develop with icy patches as temperatures fall to between -3C and 0C.
Saturday will be cold and mainly dry with sunny spells. Highest temperatures of 3C to 6C. At the moment, it looks like rain will spread from the west on Saturday night and will turn to snow for a time as it meets the cold air."