You’ll need to wrap up for any last-minute Christmas shopping with Met Eireann warning that temperatures are set to plunge below zero this week.
We may not be in for a white Christmas but plenty of sleet and frost is expected.
The national forecaster has said “all systems are go for Santa’s flight plan” on Christmas Eve as clear spells and sub-zero temperatures are expected.
Frost and ice are expected to develop overnight as temperatures are set to hit lows of -2C.
The forecaster added: “Rain over Munster and south Leinster will clear east early tonight leaving a mostly dry and partly cloudy night with just the risk of isolated showers in the northwest.
“Frost and some icy patches will develop as overnight temperatures fall to between minus 2 and plus 2 degrees.
“Some mist and fog will form in places as light and variable breezes fall calm at times.”
Tomorrow night will see temperatures dip below zero to -2C yet again as cloud is set to increase across the country.
The forecaster said: “After an early frost with lowest temperatures of minus 2 to plus 4 degrees, cloud will increase across the country with rain extending over south Munster and south Leinster.
“It will remain mostly dry elsewhere with mist and fog patches forming in light to moderate northerly winds, increasing fresh to strong at times on southern coasts.”
Wednesday night will see temperatures will dip to lows of -2C yet again with a risk of frost and icy patches.Tags: