Time to get the woolies out in chilly temperatures
It's time to get the woolies out as the mercury is set to drop markedly this weekend.
The recent spate of unseasonably mild weather is behind us, with forecasters predicting a cold mass to descend over the country, bringing with it cooler conditions.
There will be a distinct chill to the air this weekend.
A Met Eireann forecaster told the Herald that while conditions were becoming more normal for this time of year, we have not yet reached winter conditions.
"We're not going to mention the 'w' word, but the temperatures are gong to drop and it's going to be cold and blustery," she said.
Although today has been forecast to be sunny, it will be chilly and blustery with sharp westerly winds.
Showers will continue into this evening while the mercury will fall to between 1C and 5C overnight, bringing widespread frost.
The forecaster said showers will ease over Dublin by early tomorrow, with the winds easing as well.
However, it will remain quite cold, with top temperatures between 8C and 11C in most areas.
Tomorrow night will be cold and clear, with frost forming early in the night in Leinster, as temperatures drop to between zero and 2C.
But the picture will change again on Monday as clouds move in from the west.
This will bring some patchy rain and drizzle overnight as temperatures shift to between 6C and 12C.
Monday morning in the capital will start off bright.
However, rain and drizzle will move in from the west, turning heavy and persistent by afternoon.
Temperatures, however, will bounce back to between 10C and 13C.
Heavy rain will then extend to all areas by Monday night but will ease off overnight as temperatures drop to between 3C to 6C.