Belfast Telegraph

Coleraine gets a surprise blanket of snow

By Allan Preston

A cold wind from the east resulted in a surprise blanket of snow for Coleraine yesterday.

A yellow weather warning for high wind speeds had been issued by the Met Office for Northern Ireland. However, snowy outbreaks had only been predicted for elsewhere in the UK.

On Monday, Magilligan Point in Limavady was the most blustery part of the province with gusts hitting 71mph.

Outbreaks of further snow have been forecast for parts of Scotland and eastern parts of England today, but a brighter outlook is expected in Northern Ireland with temperatures of around seven degrees after a frosty start to the morning.

While no further snow is expected, temperatures are set to drop down to four or five degrees by Friday and Saturday.

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