The plunging temperatures have already caused havoc across Northern Ireland with treacherous driving conditions and delayed flights.
Now Northern Ireland Water has warned the sub zero conditions have resulted in burst water pipes and are asking keyholders to check their premises this morning.
The Met Office told the Belfast Telegraph that temperatures would remain colder than average at around three degrees while dropping to minus six in rural areas.
Cold winds and wintry showers are expected tomorrow and Wednesday, particularly in eastern counties. Police have advised motorists to exercise extreme caution on the roads, as ice is expected across Northern Ireland but particularly in the west.
This morning, NI Water has asked all keyholders in Strabane, Omagh and Enniskillen to check vacant or isolated properties and outbuildings for bursts or leaks.
“If you notice any bursts or ‘runs of water’ please report these immediately to us by calling 08457 440088,” an NI Water spokeswoman added.
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