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Icy start to working week with first cold snap

Early morning mist and smoke over a cold Belfast
Early morning mist and smoke over a cold Belfast

By Staff Reporter

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.

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