Met Éireann issues weather advisory ahead of "very cold" weather next week
Met Éireann has issued a weather advisory for the entirety of Ireland ahead of what it said will be "very cold" weather next week.
The advisory, which was issued at 1pm on Friday, is in place from 6am on Sunday morning until 6pm on Wednesday.
Met Éireann said Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be very cold with daytime temperatures not rising above the low single figures while there will be severe frosts and icy patches overnight.
From Sunday evening onwards, there will be sleet and snow at times, particularly in eastern counties.
The public are also warned there may be treacherous conditions on footpaths and roads.
Evelyn Cusack, Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann, told RTÉ's News at One on Thursday the country is likely to experience some snow from Sunday following the arrival of colder weather over the weekend.
She said the cold weather will come from a freezing wind from the east and north-east this weekend and remain until at least Wednesday.
Cusack also warned a storm system arriving into Ireland from the Atlantic in the second half of next week will have the potential to bring "very inclement conditions".