I know that this weather forecast for next weekend was generated by a weather modelling program (graphic courtesy of the excellent meteotimes.net) and that our weather might not get quite so cold but it gives me the shivers all the shame.
Peter O Donnell's actual long range forecast for next weekend is
FRIDAY & OUTLOOK ... Sleet or snow possible in east winds, highs 2-4 C. This cold spell seems about 60% likely and later guidance could either deepen the cold or back off to more marginal temperatures (as we saw at one point last month), and I still feel this is not the main push of cold but possibly a brief forerunner, however it should be said that some guidance indicates fairly extensive cold by next weekend. Stay in touch.
Peter O'Donnell's Long Range Weather Forecast For Ireland, Britain, USA/Canada ~ The Meteo Times (TMT)
Dont forget to keep an eye on your elderly neighbours.