Snowfall on the way for northwest

Following the recent mild weather it looks like winter is arriving with a bang in the coming days.

Temperatures are set to plunge in the north west tonight with the first blast of snow forecast for the west and northwest of the country.

Freezing gales and blasts of wintry downfalls are forecast from the small hours tonight right through to Sunday.

Pat Clarke from Met Eireann told Ocean FM we can expect some snow on higher ground in the coming days