The freezing weather isn't over as the week ahead looks set to be bitterly cold 6 months ago

The freezing weather isn't over as the week ahead looks set to be bitterly cold

No rest from the cold...

Met Éireann have said that while the immediate risk of similar heavy snowfalls to last week may have passed, the week ahead is set to remain very cold, especially overnight.

Night time temperatures for the next week are expected to drop as low as -4 degrees in places.

Tuesday will start off with frost and ice clearing leaving behind a cloudy and showery day. Afternoon showers will get heavier and more frequent in many parts of the country but it's expected the east of the country will miss most of the rain.

Temperatures on Tuesday night will be between -1 and 1 degrees with some wintry showers over higher ground.

It's a similar story on Wednesday with showers, some of them wintry over higher ground, and temperatures remaining between 4 and 7 degrees.

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Wednesday night will be cold in the east with temperatures dropping as low as -4 while they'll be around freezing point in the west of the country.

Thursday will have sunny spells and showers, some of the showers will be wintry on high ground. Highest temperatures will range from 5 to 9 degrees in light, westerly winds.

While Thursday night is looking very cold countrywide with widespread frost and possibly ice.

Friday and the weekend look set to be similarly unsettled with frost overnight and scatterings of rain during the day.