Frost expected as temperatures set to plummet to -3 degrees 7 months ago

Frost expected as temperatures set to plummet to -3 degrees

This week was nothing but a washout.

Between chilling temperatures and plenty of rainfall, it hasn't been the most pleasant start to April but thankfully, Met Éireann says sunnier days are on the way.

According to the latest forecast, an easterly flow will continue into the early days of next week bringing a mix of dry and bright weather with some showers.

Monday is set to be the hottest day with temperatures soaring to 16 degrees.

The warmer temperatures are set to continue into Tuesday, with highs of 14 degrees predicted throughout the country.

But before the temperatures rise, we're going to see them drop again on Thursday night.

"There will be showers on Thursday night, most frequent in the west and north," according to Met Éireann.

"Clearer spells in the south and east will result in frost with lows of 0 to -3 degrees, slightly higher for Ulster and Connacht with lows of 1 to 4 degrees.

"Winds will be mostly light variable, except in the north where they will be moderate to fresh easterly, later southeasterly. More persistent rain arriving on the east coast towards dawn."

From Friday onwards we will, however, see a change in the weather, the forecaster added, noting that temperatures will be higher with scattered showers on a predominately bright and sunny day.

The decent weather is set to continue for Saturday and Sunday, the best day of the weekend, when temperatures will reach highs of between 11 and 14 degrees.