North West could be worst hit by freezing temperatures

The North West could be one of the areas to be worst hit by freezing conditions forecast for later this week.

Ireland’s set for a chilly blast of seasonal weather from midweek onwards.

Scattered wintry showers of hail sleet and snow are being forecast from late on Wednesday.

More than 20 people have died in recent days as bitterly cold weather swept across central and eastern Europe.

Liz Walsh from Met Éireann says the south will escape more than places like the north west: