Cold snap set to last, but we'll escape UK's snow
WINTER woollies are at the ready with our cold snap set to continue into the weekend.
Temperatures will remain chilly and are two or three degrees lower than is normal for this time of the year.
However, conditions will settle over the coming week and become less windy -- unlike in Britain, where residents are gearing up for snow storms.
High pressure over Scandinavia is being blamed for freezing weather conditions, with temperatures over Britain expected to plummet to -8C. Flood and snow alerts across the UK have been issued.
London's Stansted airport has been closed as a result of snow. And Ryanair were feeling the effects today as flights to Stansted from Dublin were cancelled this morning.
"Everything else is running as normal so far," a spokesperson for the Dublin Airport Authority told the Herald earlier today.
Unlike our neighbours across the Irish Sea, things are looking sunnier for Ireland.
Met Eireann has ruled out the possibility of snow here although frosty conditions are expected to continue at night.
"There is no snow likely to be forecast. There may be some wintry showers after the rain tomorrow but that's more likely to be in the form of hail," David Rogers of Met Eireann told her Herald.
"It will get less windy and colder over the weekend."