Temperatures expected to hit -2 in parts of the country tonight 1 month ago

Temperatures expected to hit -2 in parts of the country tonight

It's going to be a cold one.

Let's be honest, we can't really complain about the most recent spell of weather to hit Ireland over the Christmas season because it was mild. Freakishly mild.

However, this is Ireland and this is January. You know that the mercury is going to drop and it appears that the heating will be on for a large amount of Irish homes this evening.

That's because Met Éireann has forecast that temperatures will fluctuate between -2 and +2 degrees tonight, when it will be coldest in the eastern half of the country.

The forecaster has also stated that there's a high likelihood of frost and icy patches developing in these areas.

Thursday morning is expected to be dry and calm, with some frosty conditions expected.

Mist and cloud is forecast in some areas, but brighter spells will gradually develop.

Unfortunately, the conditions are set to deteriorate as the evening arrives with scattered showers developing along the Atlantic coast in the afternoon.

These chilly conditions will continue into the night with "frost and icy patches developing as temperatures drop back to between -2 and +2 degrees, coldest in the eastern half of the country," according to Met Éireann.

All in all, it's going to be chilly, so wrap up accordingly.