Temperatures are officially set to plummet as they head into the minus figures 8 months ago

Temperatures are officially set to plummet as they head into the minus figures

Winter is well and truly here.

Grab your hot water bottle and fluffy socks, pop on Netflix and cuddle up on the couch, according to the weather, it's only about to get colder.


We've all been feeling that chill in the air recently, but temperatures are set to plummet even more and hit minus figures over the coming days.

Met Éireann is forecasting a lot of blustery wind and patchy rain for Friday ahead of a freezing cold weekend.

Patches of rain will be mainly in the south and west with other areas staying dry.


Highest temperatures are between 10 and 13 degrees but it won't be until Saturday that we start to feel the cold a lot more.

The national forecaster said: "Saturday will start rather cloudy but dry in most areas.

"A band of rain will move southeastwards across the country during the morning and afternoon followed by clearer colder conditions with a few scattered showers.

"Moderate westerly winds will veer northwest during the day and increase fresh and blustery. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees but turning colder later in the day."


That night will see temperatures as low as two degrees, with showers hitting the north and west coasts.

On Sunday, it's another cold and blustery day with showers mainly in coastal regions in the north and west, with some turning to hail.

Daytime temperatures on Sunday will reach as high as nine degrees, but will drop to as low as -1 degrees overnight, but winds will become lighter.


And the good news? Frost is also set to develop across the country this weekend, we're cold just thinking about it.