Icy start to working week with first cold snap
Northern Ireland has experienced its first cold snap of the season.
Last night weather forecasters predicted a sub-zero temperature -2C after a chilly day of the mercury reaching just 3C, with the Met Office warning of a frosty evening ahead, resulting in road gritters salting the road network.
Yesterday an early morning mist covered Belfast while many motorists were forced to de-ice their windscreens.
Our local wildlife, however, appeared to enjoy the sub-zero temperatures, with one seal spotted enjoying a swim in the Lagan close to the SSE Arena in Belfast yesterday morning.
The freezing start of the working week followed on from a rather cold weekend with Katesbridge in Co Down recording Northern Ireland's lowest temperature of -5.1C.
The Met Office said last night would be frosty for many areas, and could be the coldest night across the United Kingdom as a whole. However, it said temperatures would recover later this week.