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Yellow warning of ice for Northern Ireland

Published 21/02/2016

PACEMAKER BELFAST 16/02/2016
Sheep in the Snow on the outskirts of Dromara, Co Down with Snow falling on parts of Down and Antrim.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 16/02/2016 Sheep in the Snow on the outskirts of Dromara, Co Down with Snow falling on parts of Down and Antrim. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Road salting has been planned, and motorists urged to exercise caution

Northern Ireland is set for a chilly night with a yellow warning of ice issued.

The Met Office warning applies to counties Antriim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone valid.

It is valid from 9pm on Sunday until 9am on Monday morning.

The Roads Service have warned that wintery showers and icy conditions are forecast for overnight.

Salting has been planned for all main through routes.

Road users are advised to exercise caution particularly on untreated roads.

Sunday is set to be cloudy for most of the day across with province with outbreaks of rain. The rain will  mainly affect southern and western areas with mostly dry weather towards the Antrim coast. Fresh westerly winds, locally strong along North Coast and southern County Down.

Moving into the evening, the temperature will drop to 1 degree.

Monday is forecast to see a mixture of sunny spells and a few scattered showers, these falling as snow on the hill tops. There will be fresh westerly winds turning northwesterly, and remaining quite strong near coasts.

Meanwhile the weather until Thursday is expected to remain quite cold with sunny spells by day and frosts by night. A few wintry showers may mainly affect northern counties with perhaps longer spells of rain late on Thursday.

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