Well with the severe snowy part of the Big Freeze behind us we are facing a week of severe frosts with temperatures expected to touch -10c or perhaps below tonight/ Monday night and Tuesday night.
There are signs that from Friday and into the weekend things will warm up abit, just back to average though, with maxima from 4-10c and nighttime temperatures -1c to +5c. This is as high pressure is expected to topple in from the Atlantic.
There are signs that this high will sit over us for a number of days and medium-longterm forecasts suggest the high will position itself over Greenland towards December 15th with potential for a reload of cold around this period.
In the more short term there is potential for a relatively surprising snowfall during Monday.
A front will push south during the day bringing rain/sleet and snow.
The position and intensity of the front is still very much up in the air, but there is growing suggestion it may bring a decent fall to Ulster/ Midlands, N Leinster.
The timing may determine whether it will fall as snow. In Ulster the timings suggest it could be all snow, but further south it is expected to arrive towards evening and temperatures may have warmed enough to turn it to sleet/rain.
So don't be too surprised if the Big Freeze bites back with what could drop towards 10cm of snow in Ulster and upto 5cm widely further south.