Merrittonians have been enjoying some warm, spring-like weather recently, but plunging temperatures will bring winter back this week.

Earlier this month, temperatures as high as twelve degrees above zero were recorded, but residents should now brace for temperatures as low as -19°C, with a potential windchill dropping the mercury even lower than that.

The weather is expected to warm by the weekend, but at that time there is a forecast for snow, which may later turn into snow mixed with rain.

Don’t put your winter boots away just yet.