Hail has already arrived in Donegal today as snow forecasts, heavy rain and freezing temperatures are set to bring a wintry feel to the beginning of the week.

The latest report from Met Eireann shows that heavy showers are on the way for Donegal this Monday. Those showers will turn wintry in places tonight as sleet and snow hit on higher ground.

The cold weather looks set to continue throughout the start of this week until temperatures improve on Thursday.

Monday: Today will begin with outbreaks of rain and scattered sunny spells. The rain will worsen by the afternoon before temperatures drop from in 7-9 degrees in the morning to 4-6 degrees by the afternoon. Lowest temperatures tonight will be between 1-4 degrees, with heavy and thundery showers, hail and some sleet and snow on the way.

Tuesday: Motorists should take care on Tuesday morning as Met Eireann have forecast overnight frost in areas on Monday night. Tuesday should be a bright day with scattered showers which could turn heavy in places. The day will be cold and windy, with wintry showers expected on Tuesday night as temperatures drop to lows of between 2 and minus 2 degrees in Ulster.