Cold snap set to hit North West and Ulster this weekend

It looks like it's time to bring out the winter woollies again this week - with a major cold snap forecast for the next few days.

Met Eireann says the worst of the weather will be over the weekend - but it will hit first on Thursday.

The cold snap means snow and sleet will hit many parts of the country - but the North-west will be worst affected.

Ground temperatures are also expected to hit as low as minus ten degrees at night.

Vincent O'Shea of Met Eireann says the weekend will see the worst of the weather.