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Weather alert: Snow and ice expected across Northern Ireland as Met Office issues warning

These 'woolly jumpers' are ready for a cold snap that will see freezing temperatures continue.

The sheep, photographed in Dundrod, Co Antrim, were not the only ones to get a visit from Jack Frost in the middle of the night, with many of us waking up to a crisp white blanket of snow.

And with more bad weather to come, it is again time to don hats and scarves as snow and ice is expected all over Northern Ireland as the week continues.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning, particularly for those on higher grounds, with snow possibly meaning treacherous driving conditions and delays at airports and ferry ports.

Those in the worst hit areas should allow more time for travel.

Clear spells and occasional showers are expected to affect Northern Ireland and western parts of Scotland, after which showers will fall as a mixture of rain, sleet and snow, giving a covering of snow in places, especially on ground above 200 metres.

Temperatures will fall to below freezing in most areas, so there is a risk of ice forming on untreated surfaces.

Expect to see gritters on the roads over the coming days.

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