Met Iron warns that the situation will cool down next week as the famous Donegal postman shared an update on his white Christmas prediction.
Michael Gallagher is best known for making long-term weather forecasts by observing the behavior of plants and animals.
He has already given his white Christmas prophecy, RSVP tells Live: “We have a very cold winter.
“I know it’s going to snow. It’s close to Christmas. It’s going to be there or there.”
Now he has shared his recipe for a traditional chicken soup, which he says is the best winter heat.
“In the old days they used to make chicken soup for the cold weather. It’s great to keep you warm!” He said.
“Kids and young people take it in the morning, but you can eat it anytime during the day, and it’s nice when you come after a walk in the afternoon.
“You can make a big pot and then you just have to stay for a few days and heat it up when you need to.
“It’s very simple. It’s good for you. Good if you have a cold or flu.”
Meanwhile, wet weather is still expected but conditions will ease today and tomorrow.
A Met Iron prophet said: “There will be more or less rain tonight and tonight, with continuous rain in the southwest, moving north throughout the night, and again in the south of the country in the morning.
“Overnight temperatures will hover between 7 and 10 degrees Celsius and will drop to 4 to 6 degrees Celsius in the morning. Winds will be moderate to southerly and remain strong along the coast.
“Tomorrow and Sunday, especially in the northern half of the country, with rain or showers, sunshine and scattered showers elsewhere. Moderate to fresh winds of 8 to 11 degrees in the afternoon.”
As we move into next week, meteorologists warn that the cold will be dry and the snow is likely to return.
One forecaster added: “Monday morning westerly rain extends eastward to all regions, morning and afternoon, with strong southwesterly winds of up to 12 or 13 degrees, strong along the coast.
“It’s raining Monday night in the west and north.
“Tuesday mild and windy clear weather with rain in the south and west. 13 to 15 degrees high, fresh and strong south wind.
“It’s sunny on Wednesday, regular in the west and north, and continuous in the north – west, rising to 9 or 10 degrees in the morning, but it’s a cold country in the afternoon when a cold ground passes, followed by a southwesterly wind, and then a northwesterly wind.
“Thursday was cold and mostly dry, with sunshine and highs of 7 to 9 degrees, with moderate northwesterly winds.
“Low frost of +2 to -2 degrees on Thursday night.”