Sleet, spot flooding and temperatures below zero all expected this Bank Holiday weekend
The word you're looking for is "Brrr!"
It is finally happening.
And it seemed to come out of nowhere.
The mornings have suddenly taken forever to get bright (and the clocks don't go back until this Sunday) and they have also gotten muuuuuuch colder.
So, yes, the next-to-impossible, inhuman task of actually getting out of your warm and comfy bed each morning has begun.
And if you've somehow clicked on this article without reading the headline, then we're afraid we've got some more bad news for you...
Met Éireann has given its weather forecast for the weekend and it makes for some chilly reading.
Friday will bring widespread rain for the south of the country, which may turn to sleet in higher ground and result in spot flooding in places. Mist and fog will arrive on Friday night, along with temperatures as low as zero degrees, resulting in frost and icy patches forming.
Saturday will bring less rain, but the temperatures at night are predicted to drop below freezing, while Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday will also ease off on the rain, but things are expected to get colder again, with both nights expected to bring temperatures that will dip below zero.
Like we said. Brrrr.