Met Eireann says temperatures are expected to drop to -2 next week 2 years ago

Met Eireann says temperatures are expected to drop to -2 next week

Jesus lads it'll be freezing!

Guys, we are set for a very cold week ahead, so be sure to get your woolies ready.

According to Met Eireann, Monday will see rain reaching the southwest early in the night and very slowly making its way eastwards, holding dry for much of Leinster and Ulster until morning.

Minimum temperatures are set to reach minus 2 degrees in the north and east of the country, coldest over Ulster, with frost forming under some breaks in the cloud. Winds fresh southeasterly.

We're cold at the thought.

Tuesday will see outbreaks of rain over much of the western half country to begin, then the rain will move to the east in the early afternoon.

A clearance with sunny spells and isolated showers will follow for Connacht and Munster. Highs of 7 to 10°C in fresh south to southeast breezes.

Okay, that's certainly an improvement.

Met eireann

Any remaining rain will clear the northeast coast early Tuesday night, however another area of showery rain will push onto the south coast later in the night.

Lowest temperatures over Leinster and Ulster of zero to plus 2 degrees, a little less cold further south and west with minimums of 2 to 4°C.

The Met Eireann forecast continues, saying that Wednesday will see a mix of heavy showers and some bright spells.

The showers will be quite widespread and may merge into longer spells of rain in places, particularly in the south and east. Max temperatures of 7 to 10°C in fresh southeasterly winds.

Continuing showery on Wednesday night but not as cold as previous nights with temperatures not falling below 3 or 4°C.

Thursday and Friday will see the unsettled conditions continue for the end of the week with low pressure close to or over Ireland.

There will be some sunny spells but many areas will see frequent showers. Winds will continue fresh southeasterly with daytime temperatures around average for this time of year, 7 to 10°C.

Not the worst, but my goodness, wear a coat!