Spot flooding, icy stretches, and snow is predicted this week.

Monday: Cold, calm and frosty with the risk of icy stretches. Most areas will be dry and clear, though a few showers will affect northern coasts. Lowest temperatures of -2 to +2 degrees Celsius.

Tuesday: Heavy rain will gradually move up from the southwest through the day, reaching all but northern areas by evening. There is a slight risk of sleet or wet snow for a time in parts of the midlands and west. Spot flooding is likely also.

Wednesday: Dry but cold, with highs of only 4 to 7 degrees Celsius. Wet and breezy weather will move in from the west later in the night, possibly some frost in the early night.

Thursday: Wet and breezy through much of the day, but temperatures to break into the double digits.

Friday: Turning cold again, and very windy with showers or longer spells of rain, especially across the northern third of the country.

-Noah Harte