Just when you thought the evenings were getting longer and warmer, Met Eireann has issued a warning for freezing temperatures and even snow.
Ireland is to experience a frosty start to April with wintry showers set to hit this week.
Met Eireann is forecasting a cold, wet and windy week as temperatures drop across the country.
Hail and sleet are to batter the western counties overnight, with the national forecaster warning of possible thundershowers and temperatures plunging to as low as 0C at night.
Tomorrow (Tues) will be even colder with heavy hail and wintry showers on the way. Some mountains may experience “snow showers”.
A spokesperson said: “Tuesday will be a cold, blustery day, with sunny spells and showers, the showers mainly in the western half of the country in the morning, but becoming widespread during the day.
“Some of the showers will be heavy and of hail, with wintry showers of sleet possible also. There is a risk of snow showers over mountains and also a risk of thunder.
“Maximum temperatures 5 to 9 Celsius, in mostly moderate to fresh and gusty west to northwest winds.”
Tuesday night will be a bitterly cold and frosty night as temperatures drop to as low as 0C again.
A Met Eireann spokesperson added: “Cold, with further showers, some wintry.
“Most of the showers will be in Atlantic coastal counties, but they will occur in other parts also, especially in parts of the east and southeast.
“However, many areas will be dry, with clear spells. Minimum temperatures 0 to 4 Celsius, with a risk of frost in places sheltered from a moderate north to northwest wind. The risk of frost is greatest in the east.”
The cold conditions and risk of thunder will continue into Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.Tags: