Get the blankets out and the fire on, the first winter cold snap is on the way.
Met Eireann has warned that temperatures are set to plunge from tonight onwards and will remain cold but dry for the rest of the week.
Freezing sub-zero conditions are expected on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week as the first signs of winter hit Ireland.
Temperatures may hit -1 degrees tonight according to the national forecaster.
A forecaster said: “Showers in many areas early this morning, some of hail. Sunny spells and scattered showers of rain or hail today, some heavy and possibly thundery. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees with mostly moderate westerly winds, fresher on coasts.
“Early tonight, any remaining showers will die out and it will become dry with clear spells. Winds will fall off light and some patches of mist or fog will form overnight. It will be cold with lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees with frost developing.
Met Eireann warn of big winter change for Ireland as freezing cold snap hits
“Wednesday will be dry and bright in most areas with sunny spells developing after any mist or fog clear. It will become somewhat cloudier in the northwest later in the day. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees with mostly light west to northwest breezes.
“Wednesday night will be dry with clear spells and some patches of mist or fog developing. Lowest temperatures of: -1 to +4 degrees, coldest in Leinster and Munster with frost developing.
“Thursday will be dry with sunny spells developing after any mist or fog clear. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees with light southerly or variable breezes.
“Thursday night will be cold and dry with patches of mist or fog and with frost developing. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees
“Friday will continue dry with bright or sunny spells. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees with light easterly breezes. Friday night will be another cold night with frost in many areas, especially over the northern half of the country. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +4 degrees.”