Met Éireann warns of "wintry rain" as temperatures set to drop to zero 8 months ago

Met Éireann warns of "wintry rain" as temperatures set to drop to zero

Christmas is over, but the cold weather certainly isn't going anywhere.

It's a new year. A new decade. A time for change, perhaps. But sadly, nobody told the weather...

After some unseasonably mild conditions this week and at various stages over the Christmas, the cold weather is about to return.

Met Éireann has said that we are to expect "wintry showers" on Wednesday night, with lowest temperatures of zero degrees.

Outbreaks of heavy rain across southern counties early tonight will become widespread overnight.

And it doesn't stop there. Potential thundery showers will occur with strong winds developing later in the night.

Thursday morning will also see heavy thundery rain across the eastern half of the country, which will later become dry and calm.

Thursday night will likely be quite frosty as clear spells develop, along with the risk of some icy stretches.

Lowest temperatures of - 1 to 3 degrees are to be expected.

So don't put those hot water bottles away just yet, you're going to need them.