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Northern Ireland weather warning for ice

Published 13/01/2016

The cold conditions could lead to snow.
The cold conditions could lead to snow.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice for across Northern Ireland.

The warning, meaning be aware and plan ahead, comes into force at 3am on Thursday and is expected to be in place until 11am.

Outbreaks of rain, with some sleet or snow on highest ground, will clear in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Temperatures will then fall sharply leading to icy stretches on untreated roads.

Sleet and snow showers will return later on Thursday morning.

The Met Office is predicting difficult travel conditions.

The chief forecaster added: "As the airmass turns colder on Thursday morning, showers feeding in from the northwest may fall as snow to low levels inland."

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