A Status Red weather warning is expected to be issued later today as Ireland remains primed for the impact of the Beast From The East from Siberia as well as Storm Emma arriving from Portugal.
The first serious signs of extreme weather will be seen on Tuesday with Met Éireann expecting heavy snow showers in the east later in the day.
Motorists are urged to drive with care while Dublin Airport has advised passengers to check the status of their flight with their airline before flying.
It's too early to tell what impact the bad weather forecast for later this week may have on operations here & at other European airports. If travelling later this week please check with your airline closer to your flight time & continue to monitor this feed for latest updates.
— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) February 26, 2018
The full national weather forecast for Tuesday reads:
'A very frosty start to Tuesday with ice in parts. Scattered wintry showers down along the east coast to begin too, with some falls of snow possible.
'A dry start elsewhere, however cloud will increase during the day and some scattered wintry outbreaks will spread westwards across the country. Snow showers will develop more readily across the east of Leinster again later in the day.
'Highest temperatures will range only 3 to 6 degrees Celsius, in fresh northeast winds, with an added wind chill factor.
'Very cold tonight with a severe frost and icy stretches. Further scattered wintry showers moving westwards across Ireland, with snow accumulations, especially across Leinster and east Munster. Lowest temperatures will range -2 to -6 degrees Celsius, in a stiff northeasterly breeze.'