Ice and snow warnings for NI

Published Monday, 10 February 2014
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Chilly conditions are set to continue across Northern Ireland this week, with alerts in place for both ice and snow.

Ice and snow warnings for NI
Wintry showers are predicted for Northern Ireland this week. (© Getty)

According to the Met Office, temperatures will drop to just above freezing but will feel much colder - more like minus 5C at times.

A yellow level warning - the lowest used by forecasters - has been put in place for ice overnight and into Tuesday, which could affect the morning rush hour.

"With falling temperatures accompanying clearing skies, icy stretches are likely to form - especially where earlier treatment may have been washed off," the Chief Forecaster says.

Later on Tuesday, the ice warning gives way to a warning for snow - which looks set to continue into Wednesday morning.

The Met Office is forecasting up to 10cms on higher ground, with 2-5cms possible at lower levels.

Drivers are warned about possible difficult conditions, including some snow which may settle and then refreeze.

The end of the week is expected to see more of the same - cold weather with a mixture of sunny spells and wintry showers.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
Ken Wensor in Sunshine Coast Qld Australia wrote (347 days ago):
Well Though my friends live in island I am so glad that i live in sunny North East Queensland.
paul in Magherafelt wrote (347 days ago):
Snow in magherafelt
Kieran Murphy in Dungiven wrote (348 days ago):
I was in Russia recently and the temperature was -30 and life went on as normal but dread to think if it was that cold here They would not able to cope in accident and emergency and alot of fuel poverty as gas and oil is to expensive The Dutch could learn the British how to cope with rain as they themselves live below North sea level and what the Dutch and Russians and Americans have in common they put the investment in handle their extreme weather
jim in lisburn wrote (348 days ago):
hate the snow but what can you do !!
harry in county antrim wrote (348 days ago):
The North West looks like it will face the brunt of snow falls today.
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