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Ireland set for temperatures of -4 and snow in parts of the country this weekend

It's hot water bottle weather, lads.

After our trials and tribulations with Storm Atiyah at the weekend, Ireland is set to face more weather-related challenges as the weekend arrives.

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While Friday night is set to be tolerable, with temperatures hovering above zero, Saturday and Sunday are set to be punishing.

On Saturday, Met Éireann is forecasting "very cold weather with an added wind factor, owing to brisk westerly winds. Sunshine and well scattered wintry showers will turn increasingly wintry after dark." Highs during the day will be as low as 3 to 6 degrees.

The night will be colder again, with temperatures dropping to lows of -3.

Sunday will see frost, ice and even some "lying snow" in the north and the west midlands. It will be another "very cold" day with similar temperatures to Saturday.

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Again, temperatures will fall to -3 in several areas, with the midlands set to be hit with lows of -4.

Met Éireann is yet to offer specifics on what next week holds, but we do know Monday will be "extremely frosty to begin with, with some icy stretches" and "well below normal temperatures".

Looks like it's time to finally invest in that scarf you've been thinking about.