Dublin Road, Portlaoise.
Met Éireann says there are more heavy wintry showers in the forecast for later this week.
After a night when temperatures hit mins 8 degrees, Monday will be a mix of bright or sunny spells and a few scattered showers, some wintry in Connacht and Ulster. But it will remain bitterly cold with highest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees with a moderate to fresh northwest wind.
Monday night continue to be very cold with lowest air temperatures zero to minus 4 degrees with icy patches and lying snow in places. A mostly dry and clear night. There will be moderate to fresh northerly winds.
Tuesday will have a dry and sunny start but cloud will thicken from the west bringing rain during the afternoon and evening with sleet over high ground. Day time temperatures on Tuesday will be 4 to 7 degrees over Ulster and Leinster and 8 to 10 degrees over Connacht and Munster.
At this stage it is expected to be cool and windy on Wednesday with heavy showers while on Thursday and Friday Met Éireann is forecasting it to be cold and windy with sunny spells but with 'heavy wintry showers in the west, north and parts of the midlands.'
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