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More snow flurries expected across the higher ground on the Glens of Antrim, Tyrone and Londonderry

Published 18/11/2016

The Windyhill Road between Coleraine and Limavady covered in snow earlier this week.
Photo Lorcan Doherty Photography
The Windyhill Road between Coleraine and Limavady covered in snow earlier this week. Photo Lorcan Doherty Photography

Further snow showers could hit the Glens of Antrim as well as higher ground in counties Londonderry and Tyrone tonight.

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A forecaster from the Met Office told the Belfast Telegraph that weather this weekend was looking less severe but added there is a possibility of more snow across higher areas in the Glens of Antrim, in Co Londonderry and the Sperrins in Co Tyrone.

"It is going to remain pretty cold, there will be showers tonight (Friday) but not quite as cold as we had last night - less in the way of snow - mostly rain away from the hill," he said.

"We are looking at some icy patches first thing tomorrow (Saturday), but by the time we get to tomorrow morning the showers will be mostly confined to the northern coast. The rest of the area will be clearer.

"People out early in the day should watch out for ice."

The forecaster added that the rest of the weekend looked drier and with some sunshine.

"The weather itself tomorrow (Saturday) is going to be quite decent with one or two showers, mainly towards the north coast, but less than there has been, and most areas should be dry with a bit of sunshine," he said.

"However it will be quite cold during the day with temperature lower than average for November, more than five degrees, rather than the usual eight or nine degrees.

"Not too bad really, it could be worse."

Sunday is also looking mainly dry.

"There may be a bit of a stronger north wind that could be noticeably stronger over the Antrim coast, and that will certainly make it feel colder, but again a mostly dry day, just a few showers up towards the north west.

"Not a bad weekend, but on the cold side and we will see frosts overnight."

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