Met Éireann has released its Christmas Day weather forecast 2 months ago

Met Éireann has released its Christmas Day weather forecast

Santa is going to have to deal with some really cold temperatures on his trip over Ireland this coming week...

While we're still under the cover of a national weather warning for fog, which won't be lifted until 9am on Sunday morning, Met Éireann have also released their weather forecasts for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and beyond.

Anyone with a bet down on it being a White Christmas in Ireland this year might need to pay up...

Christmas Eve: during the day, it will likely stay dry, with temperatures reaching a max of 8 degrees, but because there is no cloud cover, it will get very cold at night, dropping to as low as -3 in places.

Christmas Day: staying dry and mild during the day, but likely that wind and rain will arrive over the country come the evening. It'll likely just be rain though, so little-to-no chance of snow falling on the 25th.

St. Stephen's Day and beyond: As the national weather forecaster puts it themselves, "This will then be the start of a more unsettled period of weather for the days after Christmas with spells of wet and sometimes windy weather."

So there you have it.

Nothing too bad to report, at least not until after the big day itself, at which point we'll be out of the Christmas jumpers and back into, well, just our regular jumpers, I guess.