Some cold weather is on the way for Ireland after an 'unseasonably mild' Christmas period, forecasters say.
Despite some very wet days, temperatures stayed unusually mild over the last week or two.
That's set to change from tonight onwards, with a cold airmass set to arrive.
Some areas of the country are also set to see rain, sleet and snow over the next 24 hours, with Met Éireann advising of some potentially treacherous travelling conditions tomorrow due to ice.
Alan O'Reilly of Carlow Weather told Late Breakfast the weather is going to take a turn over the next few days.
He said: “It has been exceptionally mild. But there’s some heavy rain in the north-west at the moment, and following in behind that is some much cooler air.
“As that rain moves down across the country, it will be followed by much colder air. As that rain moves south into the midlands and north Munster / south Leinster tonight, it could actually turn into sleet or snow, especially on higher ground.
“There may be a few people who get up in the morning to go back to work… and they might be surprised to see some sleet or snow about.
“[It will be] mainly hill snow - most areas won’t see snow.”
Tomorrow’s likely to see highs of just 4-7 degrees, with temperatures to dive to -3 degrees in some areas overnight.
Temperatures will then stay below 10 degrees throughout the week.
Alan said December was ‘unseasonably mild’, but it’s likely to be a return to ‘more normal’ winter weather over the coming days.
However, he also noted there will be some bright, sunny days alongside spells of rain.