A weather warning's been issued for an exceptionally cold spell for the week ahead

Temperatures this week could dip to -9 degrees as a cold spell is forecast.

The cold air coming from Siberia has been nicknamed the 'Beast from the East'.

Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for exceptionally cold weather until next Friday, with snow showers predicted from Tuesday onwards.

Alan O'Reilly from http://www.carlowweather.com/ says records could be broken for temperatures at this time of year.

He reckons this could be the coldest Spring we've seen in 8 years:

Alan's been explaining the early advisory from Met Eireann, looking at where the cold weather is coming from and explaining what the weather charts mean in a Facebook Live session:

 

 (Main Photo credit: Gail Conway)