What next few days will have in store during dreaded cold snap
Today: It will be mainly dry today with sunny spells, but showers of rain, sleet and snow will hit Dublin in the morning and also coastal counties in Connacht and Ulster.
The snow will mainly fall inland and on high ground.
Further wintry showers are expected in the afternoon and evening.
Temperatures will only reach 0 to 2 degrees with frost lingering in some areas all day. Temperatures will get down to as low as -5 to -7 overnight. It will be extremely cold with a widespread severe frost and icy stretches on roads.
Showers will continue to affect coastal counties of Leinster, Ulster and north Connacht. They'll fall mainly as rain or sleet along the coast, but will fall as snow further inland. Most of the country will be dry and bright with sunny spells.
Day time temperatures will only reach between 0 and 2 degrees and there'll be another severe frost during the night.
It will continue to be extremely cold with northeasterly winds. Daytime temperatures will range from 0 to 2 degrees but dropping as low as -5 or -6 at night giving severe frosts.
Most of the country will be dry, but wintery showers of sleet and snow will continue to affect coastal counties of Leinster, Ulster and north Connacht. The showers in Leinster will push further inland at times and will fall as snow.