Ireland could see the coldest temperatures since 2018's 'Beast from the East' tonight.
Temperatures could plummet to -8 or -9 degrees in some parts of the country.
Met Éireann is predicting it may be the coldest night of the year so far.
A low temperature / ice warning is in effect for the entire country from 5pm today until midday tomorrow.
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 8, 2021
Forecasters say widespread severe frost and pockets of freezing fog are expected.
Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather said we're having an unusually cold January.
He explained: “It’s going to get very cold - down to -8, possibly even -9 degrees. Some weather models are showing we could potentially see -10 in some local areas.
“It’s going to be widespread, with frost everywhere across the country. It will be a little bit less cold on the coast, and we could see a couple of wintry showers along the long east and north coast.
“Really away from coastal areas it’s going to get down to -5 or -6 widely… and -8 or -9 degrees would be the coldest temperatures we’ve seen since the Beast from the East in March 2018.”
He said that conditions are going to be "very treacherous" due to the mix of ice and freezing fog.