Winter making something of a comeback this weekend

We know it's April and you thought it was over, but it's really not

There might be a grand stretch in the evenings, but temperatures are about to plummet this weekend to as low as -2.

Despite it being mid-April, it seems the gulf stream has yet to get the memo, according to Met Éireann.

Following pretty dry weather with only occasional showers throughout today, temperatures are set to drop as low as -2 on Friday night, with sleet and even snow possible over mountains in the north and east of the country.

Saturday will be a mix of scattered showers and bright, sunny spells, although most of the rain will probably hit around Dublin and the east of the country, while the west should be brightest.

It will be fairly cold everywhere during the day, too. Highest temperatures will reach 6 to 9°C, but a persistent northern wind will make it feel much, much colder.

Frost will come with clear weather on Saturday night, with lowest temperatures again somewhere between -2 and 0°C.

Sunday should have good sunshine with temperatures around 9 or 10°C, although frost will come back in some areas on Sunday night.

And the start of next week isn't shaping up to be much warmer, unfortunately, although it could stay dry.