Met Éireann warns of "widespread frost" and freezing temperatures this week 1 year ago

Met Éireann warns of "widespread frost" and freezing temperatures this week

It's going to get cold out there.

Everyone is officially back in the swing of things after Christmas (or at least you should be), and after some unseasonably mild weather of late, it looks like we're going to get weather of the kind we'd expect at this time of year.

And although we knew it was going to be a cold one this week, we weren't expecting this...

Met Éireann has warned of "widespread frost" this week, as temperatures are expected to drop to lows of -3 across the country.

Met Éireann also warned that on Tuesday night, much colder air will move in as the rain clears with the risk of a frost arriving on Wednesday morning.

Tuesday night will also see minimum temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees in moderate southwest winds.

Scattered showers are expected to come on Wednesday, and some of the showers will be heavy with hail and a slight risk of thunder.

The risk of frost remains throughout the entirety of the week, lasting until the weekend.

Hail, frost, thunder, rain, ice - we've got it all ahead of us this week. Make sure you wrap up warm.

You can find more information on the Met Éireann website here.