Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 December 2014

Snow hits Derry as Met Office issues weather warning for Northern Ireland

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Walkers on Divis Mountain, Belfast
Walkers on Divis Mountain, Belfast
In England, a jay skips through the snow in Kielder Forest
A donkey on Divis Mountain, Belfast
Flashback to Winter 2013: On the way to Cushendun from Ballycastle. Feb 2014 Submitted by Evelyn McCullough
Moonlit snow and stars over derelict house on Glenshane Pass. Photo by Martin McKenna.
Traffic on the Glenshane Pass in Co Londonderry, as snow is replaced with rain and high winds across the province.
Sheep brave the overnight snowfall in Co Derry, Feb 2014. Picture Margaret McLaughlin
Taken on Portstewart Strand,11/2/14. Some hardy surfers undeterred by a snowstorm. Submitted by Evelyn McCullough
Frosty - Snowfall in Northern Ireland Feb 2014. Picture submitted by Stevie Burns
Snow in Maghera, Co Derry with bad weather hitting across Northern Ireland. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Snowfall in Coleraine - a creative eye. Submitted by Deanna Partridge Feb 2014
Snow at Creative Gardens Galgorm Castle. Feb 2014. Submitted by Philip Gass.
The scene in Derry's Brooke Park as snow hits the North West. Feb 2014 Photo Lorcan Doherty / pressye.com
Snow in Limavady. Feb 2014 By @RichardCraig7
The scene in Derry's Brooke Park as snow hits the North West. Feb 2014 Photo Lorcan Doherty / pressye.com
Snow in the Aghanloo area, just outside Limavady. Feb 2014 By @RVE_LTD
The scene in Derry's Brooke Park as snow hits the North West. Feb 2014 Photo Lorcan Doherty / pressye.com
Heavy snow at Hillfarm House Deer Sanctuary, Derry. Feb 2014 By @kevinharkin3
The scene in Derry's Brooke Park as snow hits the North West. Feb 2014 Photo Lorcan Doherty / pressye.com
Flashback to snowy 2013: Spelga Dam in the Mournes. Submitted on behalf of Lynette Cooke.
Flashback to Winter 2013: Icicles in Ballynure. Submitted by Stephen Millings
Flashback to Winter 2013: Carrigagh Road Dromara. Submitted by Stephen Dunniece
Flashback to Winter 2013: Okay, there's no snow and this is a snow gallery but this pic of Des Nixon, taken by his wife Jo, deserves to be published
Flashback to Winter 2013: Carrigagh Road Dromara. Submitted by Stephen Dunniece
Flashback to Winter 2013: Submitted by Sarah Loughridge
Flashback to Winter 2013: Fair head. Submitted by Evelyn McCullough
Flashback to Winter 2013: Submitted by Sarah Loughridge
Flashback to Winter 2013: The Glens of Antrim. Submitted by Mary Legg.
Flashback to Winter 2013: Cushendall Road, Co.Antrim. Submitted by Cathy Clark of Ballycastle
Flashback to Winter 2013: Cushendall Road, Co.Antrim. Submitted by Cathy Clark of Ballycastle
Flashback to Winter 2013: Cushendall Road, Co.Antrim. Submitted by Cathy Clark of Ballycastle
Flashback to Winter 2013: Cushendall Road, Co.Antrim. Submitted by Cathy Clark of Ballycastle
Flashback to Winter 2013: Cushendall Road, Co.Antrim. Submitted by Cathy Clark of Ballycastle
Flashback to Winter 2013: Cushendall Road, Co.Antrim. Submitted by Cathy Clark of Ballycastle
Flashback to Winter 2013: Cushendall Road, Co.Antrim. Submitted by Cathy Clark of Ballycastle
Flashback to Winter 2013: Cushendall Road, Co.Antrim. Submitted by Cathy Clark of Ballycastle
Twins Lewis & Dylan Crooks with big sister Zara from Lurgan. Submitted by Emily Gilchrist
The Glens of Antrim. Submitted by Mary Legg
After the snow, The Glens of Antrim. Submitted by Mary Legg
The Glens of Antrim. Submitted by Mary Legg
Biggest Snowman in Redburn Country Park. Submitted by Katrina Campbell
Debs and Phil wedding at Larchfield Estate. Submitted by Amy Millar
Debs and Phil wedding at Larchfield Estate. Submitted by Amy Millar
Debs and Phil wedding at Larchfield Estate. Submitted by Amy Millar
Cavehill. Submitted by Tim Blake
Cavehill. Submitted by Tim Blake
Cavehill. Submitted by Tim Blake
Divis Mountain. "No left turn" at Lindsay Hairpin on Hannastown road. Submitted by Reg Haslett
Trees at the Cuttings above Dundrod. Submitted by Reg Haslett
Ballycastle, Watertop farm! its in there somewhere. Taken on sunday morning 24th March 2013 by Cathy Clark
New line dam near Carrickfergus on Sunday 24th March 2013. Submitted by Claire Brown
Snow houses built at Ballyvallagh Road Raloo by Mark Stephen and James McConnell
Snow houses built at Ballyvallagh Road Raloo by Mark Stephen and James McConnell
A freshly dug path just off the watch-hill road, straid, ballyclare. This area is known as 'snowy glen' and it has certainly lived up to its name this week! Submitted by Christine Dunn
Snow houses built at Ballyvallagh Road Raloo by Mark Stephen and James McConnell
Gallery of Belfast Telegraph readers' snow pictures Garden fox - Carrowreagh, Dundonald submitted by Carol Cinnamond March 22 2013
House of Stephen Bryden on the Cairn Road outside Carrickfergus. Image sent in by Gerry Millar
Image of a car between a snow bank. Image supplied by Paul Connolly
Basil McCrea travelling through Dromara snowfields. Image supplied by Jamie Mackrell
Basil McCrea with residents in Annahilt. Image supplied by Jamie Mackrell
Gallery of Belfast Telegraph readers' snow pictures Castle Gardens, Lisburn. By Tom Porter
Beautiful trees on divis mountains. By Pauline
A Winter Sun In Lisburn. By Tom Porter

Snow has hit Londonderry and the west of Ireland, as a yellow weather warning is issued by the Met Office.

Showers turned to snowfall in the north-west on Tuesday, where residents shared photographs online of parks and streets blanketed in the white stuff.

The Met Office has warned of the risk of some travel disruption and difficult driving conditions, as snow showers are set to continue through Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Forecasters say 10cm or more of snow is possible on high ground. On low ground, lying snow will tend to melt between showers by day but 1-3cm may settle on Tuesday night.

Icy stretches will also form in the evening, lasting well into Wednesday morning in the north.

Gritters will be out salting at-risk roads on Tuesday afternoon and evening but drivers have been urged to exercise caution.

Send your snow pictures to digital.editorial@belfasttelegraph.co.uk or tweet @BelTel

The Met Office chief forecaster said: "Following the eastwards clearance of the frontal system on Tuesday, a cold and unstable westerly airstream is expected to follow across many parts of the UK which will persist through Tuesday night into early Wednesday."

A dry, frosty night lies ahead for the rest of Northern Ireland, with temperatures predicted to drop to -2 °C in Armagh and Fermanagh.

More snow may fall on Friday and Saturday this week.

NI Water has warned customers to prepare for frozen pipes by checking where their stop valve is and keeping the contact number of a registered plumber on hand to deal with any bursts.

 

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