Cold snap continues with widespread frost and temperatures of -2 tonight 3 weeks ago

Cold snap continues with widespread frost and temperatures of -2 tonight

Fire up the electric blanket.

You're going to need it.

There might be some lovely winter sun beaming about the place but February has gotten off to a pretty chilly start.

As of Tuesday, it's set to continue in that vein with Met Éireann forecasting a clear but notably cold night ahead.

Daytime sounds alright, though, with largely dry and sunny conditions and highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees. Expect a windy morning to ease off, making way for a generally calm enough afternoon.

As for that cold evening, "widespread sharp frost" is on the menu alongside mostly clear skies and lowest temperatures of -2 and +1 degrees, though it should be slightly less cool on western coasts.

As for the rest of the week, Wednesday looks like a dry day with a mix of cloud and sunshine. Highest temperatures between 7 and 10 degrees.

Minimum temperatures on Wednesday, meanwhile, will be between 0 and 5 degrees.

Thursday will be much the same according to Met Éireann, though the whole 'highest degrees' thing moves up a notch with the possibility of 9 to 11 degrees on the horizon.

Coming into the weekend and Friday goes one better with 10 to 12 degrees anticipated. Sure, that's practically summer right there. However, rain is also expected in the west. You can't have everything.

As for the big election weekend? Unsettled weather with spells of wet and windy weather, with Sunday looking like the most blustery day as of now.