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Northern Ireland weather live updates: Wrap up warm, there's big chill on the way

By Claire Hayhurst

A cold snap is coming to Northern Ireland with temperatures to drop and snow and sleet on the way.

Temperatures in the next few days will be up to 5C colder than normal at this time of year, forecasters have warned.

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for ice in parts of Northern Ireland, Wales, south-west England and Scotland.

There will be widespread frost over the weekend, with showers on Saturday and Sunday and 5cm to 6cm of snow in the Grampians.

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A spokeswoman for the Met Office said temperatures in the coming days will be lower than the average for the time of year.

Tonight, some parts of the UK will be between minus 3C and minus 4C (26.6F and 24.8F).

Friday will also be cold, with widespread frost overnight into Saturday. There may be snow on Sunday. The colder spell is due to easterly winds from Scandinavia.

 

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