We’re being warned to prepare for plummeting temperatures

We’re being warned to prepare for extremely cold weather throughout this week.

There’s a status yellow weather advisory in place with temperatures expected to be 5 to 10 degrees below normal.

Although the Northwest is expected to avoid the worst of the heavy snowfall Councils are preparing for the worst of the weather on thursday.

Forecaster with Met Eireann, John Eagleton, says temperatures could drop to as low as -7 in Sligo, Donegal and Leitrim: