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Weather alert: Snow and ice warning for Northern Ireland

By Claire Williamson

Spring has not sprung yet - as a weather warning has been issued for snow and ice in Northern Ireland.

The yellow warning is in place from Monday at 8pm until 10am on Tuesday morning.

The Met Office said showers will turn to snow and hail and it is expected to accumulate and lie on high and low ground.

Ice is also expected to form with the chance of lightning.

Motorists are advised to take caution as difficult driving conditions may occur.

Wintry showers are expected to bring up to 5cm of snowfall.

Showers will continue through Tuesday where it is thought the lying snow will melt below 300m.

The maximum temperature on Tuesday will be 7 degrees.

However towards the end of the week it is expected there will be a mostly dry period with just a few light showers possible.

Fresh norteasterly winds will be blustery on Wednesday but becoming light on Thursday and Friday.

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