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Northern Ireland is facing yet more stormy weather. Pic Charles McQuillan

Northern Ireland is facing yet more stormy weather. Pic Charles McQuillan

Northern Ireland is facing yet more stormy weather. Pic Charles McQuillan

A weather warning is in place for Northern Ireland with heavy rain forecast for the rest of the week - with the chance of snow.

Heavy rain will develop across the country from Wednesday evening into Thursday.

The yellow weather warning is in place from Wednesday February 22 at 10pm until Thursday February 23 at 2pm.

The Met Office has said snowfall is expected also, predominantly over higher ground but with a risk to lower levels.

On Thursday morning gale force winds of 55mph are expected.

Warnings are in place for travel disruption, flooding and surface spray.

The Chief forecaster said: "Rainfall totals of 20-30 mm could bring some localised flooding and surface water issues, with any temporary snowfall bringing some difficult travel conditions.

"Then later on Thursday morning gusts of 55 mph could bring some minor travel disruption."

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Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017

A view of Belfast from the Castlereigh Hills as snow continues to lie across Northern Ireland.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017 A view of Belfast from the Castlereigh Hills as snow continues to lie across Northern Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

General views of Snow in Belfast on December 8th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

General views of Snow in Belfast on December 8th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Vehicles on the M1 outside Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Vehicles on the M1 outside Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Photos taken near Queen's - December 2017 / Credit: Steven Egan

Photos taken near Queen's - December 2017 / Credit: Steven Egan

Ballyclare - December 2017  / Credit: TT

Ballyclare - December 2017 / Credit: TT

A snowy morning walk in Knockbracken- - December 2017 . Pic: Lindsay Abraham

A snowy morning walk in Knockbracken- - December 2017 . Pic: Lindsay Abraham

A snowy morning walk in Knockbracken. Pic: Lindsay Abraham

A snowy morning walk in Knockbracken. Pic: Lindsay Abraham

Rush hour traffic on the Ballygowan Road in east Belfast after snow fell across Northern Ireland overnight.  - 17th January 2018

Rush hour traffic on the Ballygowan Road in east Belfast after snow fell across Northern Ireland overnight. - 17th January 2018

General view of a Transit van which skidded off the road on the Hannahstown hill. Mandatory Credit © Stephen Hamilton

General view of a Transit van which skidded off the road on the Hannahstown hill. Mandatory Credit © Stephen Hamilton

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Snow in Belfast. Pic: Elisabete Tavares

Snow in Belfast. Pic: Elisabete Tavares

Horses as Snow falls near Divis on the outskirts of West Belfast in Co Antrim  on Tuesday  , as heavy snow falls across the country.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Horses as Snow falls near Divis on the outskirts of West Belfast in Co Antrim on Tuesday , as heavy snow falls across the country. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

A snowy morning walk in Knockbracken. Pic: Lindsay Abraham

A snowy morning walk in Knockbracken. Pic: Lindsay Abraham

Heavy snow has caused widespread travel disruption in Northern Ireland, with bus and rail services affected and some roads closed.

Heavy snow has caused widespread travel disruption in Northern Ireland, with bus and rail services affected and some roads closed.

Peter Wachs from Belfast out with dog Muppet at Divis Mountain. Mandatory Credit © Stephen Hamilton

Peter Wachs from Belfast out with dog Muppet at Divis Mountain. Mandatory Credit © Stephen Hamilton

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th January 2018

Vehicles on the M1 outside Belfast as the Met Office upgrades its warning for snow and ice from yellow to amber across Northern Ireland. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th January 2018 Vehicles on the M1 outside Belfast as the Met Office upgrades its warning for snow and ice from yellow to amber across Northern Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

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Peter Wachs pictured at Divis mountain in Belfast during a heavy fall of snow with dogs Muppet and Lulu
Mandatory Credit © Stephen Hamilton

16/1/2018 Peter Wachs pictured at Divis mountain in Belfast during a heavy fall of snow with dogs Muppet and Lulu Mandatory Credit © Stephen Hamilton

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Horses pictured at Divis mountain in Belfast during a fall of snow.
Mandatory Credit © Stephen Hamilton

16/1/2018 Horses pictured at Divis mountain in Belfast during a fall of snow. Mandatory Credit © Stephen Hamilton

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A rear wheel drive BMW cant make its way through the icy roads in Lisburn. 
Mandatory Credit © Stephen Hamilton

16/1/2018 A rear wheel drive BMW cant make its way through the icy roads in Lisburn. Mandatory Credit © Stephen Hamilton

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th January 2018

Vehicles on the M1 outside Belfast as the Met Office upgrades its warning for snow and ice from yellow to amber across Northern Ireland. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th January 2018 Vehicles on the M1 outside Belfast as the Met Office upgrades its warning for snow and ice from yellow to amber across Northern Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Walkers trudge through the Snow on the Outskirts of Armoy in Northern Ireland. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Walkers trudge through the Snow on the Outskirts of Armoy in Northern Ireland. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
Battling threw the snow  on Divis Mountain in Co Antrim  , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 Battling threw the snow on Divis Mountain in Co Antrim , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
Snow time  in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 Snow time in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Snowfall in Northern Ireland by Maureen McHenry. Submitted January 2017

Snowfall in Northern Ireland by Maureen McHenry. Submitted January 2017

Snow covers a fence in Greenloaning, near Stirling, as blizzard conditions are set to bring "a real taste of winter to the whole of the UK". Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Snow covers a fence in Greenloaning, near Stirling, as blizzard conditions are set to bring "a real taste of winter to the whole of the UK". Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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Snow in Ballymena, Co Antrim, as blizzard conditions are set to sweep in, bringing "a real taste of winter to the whole of the UK". Niall Carson/PA Wire

Snow in Ballymena, Co Antrim, as blizzard conditions are set to sweep in, bringing "a real taste of winter to the whole of the UK". Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th December 2017

Children enjoy the recent snow fall at Stormont in east Belfast.

Mandatory Credit ©Matt Mackey / Presseye.com

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th December 2017 Children enjoy the recent snow fall at Stormont in east Belfast. Mandatory Credit ©Matt Mackey / Presseye.com

PressEye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th December 2017

General views of snow at Stormont Estate.

Picture: PressEye / Philip Magowan

PressEye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th December 2017 General views of snow at Stormont Estate. Picture: PressEye / Philip Magowan

Philip Magowan

PressEye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th December 2017

General views of snow at Stormont Estate.

Picture: PressEye / Philip Magowan

PressEye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 8th December 2017 General views of snow at Stormont Estate. Picture: PressEye / Philip Magowan

Philip Magowan

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th December 2017

Children enjoy the recent snow fall at Stormont in east Belfast.
Jack (5) sledges down the hill at parliament buildings.

Mandatory Credit ©Matt Mackey / Presseye.com

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th December 2017 Children enjoy the recent snow fall at Stormont in east Belfast. Jack (5) sledges down the hill at parliament buildings. Mandatory Credit ©Matt Mackey / Presseye.com

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th December 2017

Children enjoy the recent snow fall at Stormont in east Belfast.
Jack (5) along with his sister Mia (10) and friend Rachel (11) pictured at parliament buildings.

Mandatory Credit ©Matt Mackey / Presseye.com

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th December 2017 Children enjoy the recent snow fall at Stormont in east Belfast. Jack (5) along with his sister Mia (10) and friend Rachel (11) pictured at parliament buildings. Mandatory Credit ©Matt Mackey / Presseye.com

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th December 2017

Children enjoy the recent snow fall at Stormont in east Belfast.
Mia (10) pictured at parliament buildings.

Mandatory Credit ©Matt Mackey / Presseye.com

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th December 2017 Children enjoy the recent snow fall at Stormont in east Belfast. Mia (10) pictured at parliament buildings. Mandatory Credit ©Matt Mackey / Presseye.com

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th December 2017

Children enjoy the recent snow fall at Stormont in east Belfast.
Mia (10) pictured at parliament buildings.

Mandatory Credit ©Matt Mackey / Presseye.com

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th December 2017 Children enjoy the recent snow fall at Stormont in east Belfast. Mia (10) pictured at parliament buildings. Mandatory Credit ©Matt Mackey / Presseye.com

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th December 2017

Children enjoy the recent snow fall at Stormont in east Belfast.
Jack (5) sledges down the hill at parliament buildings.

Mandatory Credit ©Matt Mackey / Presseye.com

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th December 2017 Children enjoy the recent snow fall at Stormont in east Belfast. Jack (5) sledges down the hill at parliament buildings. Mandatory Credit ©Matt Mackey / Presseye.com

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th December 2017

Children enjoy the recent snow fall at Stormont in east Belfast.
Jack (5) sledges down the hill at parliament buildings.

Mandatory Credit ©Matt Mackey / Presseye.com

Presseye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th December 2017 Children enjoy the recent snow fall at Stormont in east Belfast. Jack (5) sledges down the hill at parliament buildings. Mandatory Credit ©Matt Mackey / Presseye.com

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/12/2017: Ella and Bobby McMullan from Aghalee have fun in the snow at the Enchanted Winter Garden which opened on Saturday in Antrim's Castle Gardens. The annual Christmas event is now in it's fifth season.
Enchanted Winter Garden is running to 20 December in Antrim Castle Gardens, Antrim. For event information and tickets visit www.enchantedwintergarden.com
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/12/2017: Ella and Bobby McMullan from Aghalee have fun in the snow at the Enchanted Winter Garden which opened on Saturday in Antrim's Castle Gardens. The annual Christmas event is now in it's fifth season. Enchanted Winter Garden is running to 20 December in Antrim Castle Gardens, Antrim. For event information and tickets visit www.enchantedwintergarden.com PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/12/2017: Sarah and Ethan Gillespie from Limavady have fun in the snow at the Enchanted Winter Garden which opened on Saturday in Antrim's Castle Gardens. The annual Christmas event is now in it's fifth season.
Enchanted Winter Garden is running to 20 December in Antrim Castle Gardens, Antrim. For event information and tickets visit www.enchantedwintergarden.com
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/12/2017: Sarah and Ethan Gillespie from Limavady have fun in the snow at the Enchanted Winter Garden which opened on Saturday in Antrim's Castle Gardens. The annual Christmas event is now in it's fifth season. Enchanted Winter Garden is running to 20 December in Antrim Castle Gardens, Antrim. For event information and tickets visit www.enchantedwintergarden.com PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/12/2017: Teal-Bella Alexander from Bangor has fun in the snow at the Enchanted Winter Garden which opened on Saturday in Antrim's Castle Gardens. The annual Christmas event is now in it's fifth season.
Enchanted Winter Garden is running to 20 December in Antrim Castle Gardens, Antrim. For event information and tickets visit www.enchantedwintergarden.com
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/12/2017: Teal-Bella Alexander from Bangor has fun in the snow at the Enchanted Winter Garden which opened on Saturday in Antrim's Castle Gardens. The annual Christmas event is now in it's fifth season. Enchanted Winter Garden is running to 20 December in Antrim Castle Gardens, Antrim. For event information and tickets visit www.enchantedwintergarden.com PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

10/12/17
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People make the best of the snow in the grounds of Stormont. 
PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS

10/12/17 PACEMAKER PRESS People make the best of the snow in the grounds of Stormont. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS

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PACEMAKER PRESS 
People make the best of the snow in the grounds of Stormont. 
PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS

10/12/17 PACEMAKER PRESS People make the best of the snow in the grounds of Stormont. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS

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PACEMAKER PRESS 
People make the best of the snow in the grounds of Stormont. 
PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS

10/12/17 PACEMAKER PRESS People make the best of the snow in the grounds of Stormont. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS

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PACEMAKER PRESS 
People make the best of the snow in the grounds of Stormont. 
PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS

10/12/17 PACEMAKER PRESS People make the best of the snow in the grounds of Stormont. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS

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People make the best of the snow in the grounds of Stormont. Brian Buckley with his two children Finn and Jenna take their sled out.
PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS

10/12/17 PACEMAKER PRESS People make the best of the snow in the grounds of Stormont. Brian Buckley with his two children Finn and Jenna take their sled out. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017

A man walks his dog in Fourwinds outside Belfast as snow continues to lie across Northern Ireland.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017 A man walks his dog in Fourwinds outside Belfast as snow continues to lie across Northern Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017

Children enjoy the snow at Stormont in east Belfast as it continues to lie across Northern Ireland.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017 Children enjoy the snow at Stormont in east Belfast as it continues to lie across Northern Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017

Snow continues to lie across Northern Ireland as this robin red breast is pictured in the Fourwinds area outside Belfast. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017 Snow continues to lie across Northern Ireland as this robin red breast is pictured in the Fourwinds area outside Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017

Four-year-old Noah Adams enjoys the snow at Stormont in east Belfast as it continues to lie across Northern Ireland.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017 Four-year-old Noah Adams enjoys the snow at Stormont in east Belfast as it continues to lie across Northern Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017

Faith Adams(4) and Gracie Worth(7) enjoy the snow at Stormont in east Belfast as it continues to lie across Northern Ireland.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017 Faith Adams(4) and Gracie Worth(7) enjoy the snow at Stormont in east Belfast as it continues to lie across Northern Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017

A view of Stormont from the Castlereigh Hills outside Belfast as snow continues to lie across Northern Ireland.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017 A view of Stormont from the Castlereigh Hills outside Belfast as snow continues to lie across Northern Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017

A view of Stormont from the Castlereigh Hills outside Belfast as snow continues to lie across Northern Ireland.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017 A view of Stormont from the Castlereigh Hills outside Belfast as snow continues to lie across Northern Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017

Four-year-old Noah Adams enjoys the snow at Stormont in east Belfast as it continues to lie across Northern Ireland.

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017 Four-year-old Noah Adams enjoys the snow at Stormont in east Belfast as it continues to lie across Northern Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
A dog enjoying the snow   in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 A dog enjoying the snow in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press Belfast 08-12-2017: 
Heavy snow showers overnight have led to disruption across parts of Northern Ireland. Dozens of schools have been closed due to the wintery conditions. The snowfall means an unexpected day off for some young people. Police are advising road users to use extreme caution on the roads. Anne Curley pictured enjoying the snow.
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 08-12-2017: Heavy snow showers overnight have led to disruption across parts of Northern Ireland. Dozens of schools have been closed due to the wintery conditions. The snowfall means an unexpected day off for some young people. Police are advising road users to use extreme caution on the roads. Anne Curley pictured enjoying the snow. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Queens University, picture by Steven Egan

Queens University, picture by Steven Egan

Picture by Steven Egan

Picture by Steven Egan

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
Children Ruben and Zara McGlinchey , Nathan McCann and Shea McLaughlin enjoying the snow   in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 Children Ruben and Zara McGlinchey , Nathan McCann and Shea McLaughlin enjoying the snow in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
A dog enjoying the snow   in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 A dog enjoying the snow in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
A Snow Man on Divis Mountain in Co Antrim  , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 A Snow Man on Divis Mountain in Co Antrim , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

General views of Snow in Belfast on December 8th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

General views of Snow in Belfast on December 8th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Pacemaker Press Belfast 08-12-2017: 
Heavy snow showers overnight have led to disruption across parts of Northern Ireland. Dozens of schools have been closed due to the wintery conditions. The snowfall means an unexpected day off for some young people. Police are advising road users to use extreme caution on the roads. Paul and Ollie Forbes pictured enjoying the snow.
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 08-12-2017: Heavy snow showers overnight have led to disruption across parts of Northern Ireland. Dozens of schools have been closed due to the wintery conditions. The snowfall means an unexpected day off for some young people. Police are advising road users to use extreme caution on the roads. Paul and Ollie Forbes pictured enjoying the snow. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
A Snow Man on Divis Mountain in Co Antrim  , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 A Snow Man on Divis Mountain in Co Antrim , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
Battling threw the snow  on Divis Mountain in Co Antrim  , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 Battling threw the snow on Divis Mountain in Co Antrim , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

General views of Snow in Belfast on December 8th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

General views of Snow in Belfast on December 8th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
Children Ruben and Zara McGlinchey , Nathan McCann and Shea McLaughlin enjoying the snow   in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 Children Ruben and Zara McGlinchey , Nathan McCann and Shea McLaughlin enjoying the snow in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
Battling threw the snow  on Divis Mountain in Co Antrim  , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 Battling threw the snow on Divis Mountain in Co Antrim , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press Belfast 08-12-2017: 
Heavy snow showers overnight have led to disruption across parts of Northern Ireland. Dozens of schools have been closed due to the wintery conditions. The snowfall means an unexpected day off for some young people. Police are advising road users to use extreme caution on the roads. Snow in North Belfast.
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 08-12-2017: Heavy snow showers overnight have led to disruption across parts of Northern Ireland. Dozens of schools have been closed due to the wintery conditions. The snowfall means an unexpected day off for some young people. Police are advising road users to use extreme caution on the roads. Snow in North Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 08-12-2017: 
Heavy snow showers overnight have led to disruption across parts of Northern Ireland. Dozens of schools have been closed due to the wintery conditions. The snowfall means an unexpected day off for some young people. Police are advising road users to use extreme caution on the roads. Patrick Morgan pictured enjoying the snow.
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 08-12-2017: Heavy snow showers overnight have led to disruption across parts of Northern Ireland. Dozens of schools have been closed due to the wintery conditions. The snowfall means an unexpected day off for some young people. Police are advising road users to use extreme caution on the roads. Patrick Morgan pictured enjoying the snow. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
Children Ruben and Zara McGlinchey  enjoying the snow   in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 Children Ruben and Zara McGlinchey enjoying the snow in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press Belfast 08-12-2017: 
Heavy snow showers overnight have led to disruption across parts of Northern Ireland. Dozens of schools have been closed due to the wintery conditions. The snowfall means an unexpected day off for some young people. Police are advising road users to use extreme caution on the roads. Patrick Morgan pictured enjoying the snow.
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 08-12-2017: Heavy snow showers overnight have led to disruption across parts of Northern Ireland. Dozens of schools have been closed due to the wintery conditions. The snowfall means an unexpected day off for some young people. Police are advising road users to use extreme caution on the roads. Patrick Morgan pictured enjoying the snow. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
A dog enjoying the snow   in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 A dog enjoying the snow in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
Children Ruben and Zara McGlinchey , Nathan McCann and Shea McLaughlin enjoying the snow   in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 Children Ruben and Zara McGlinchey , Nathan McCann and Shea McLaughlin enjoying the snow in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
Walking the dogs    in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 Walking the dogs in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
Eoin Donnelly plays football in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 Eoin Donnelly plays football in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

People make their way to work as snow falls over Belfast.
Picture Colm O'Reilly

People make their way to work as snow falls over Belfast. Picture Colm O'Reilly

People make their way to work as snow falls over Belfast.
Picture Colm O'Reilly

People make their way to work as snow falls over Belfast. Picture Colm O'Reilly

Snow falls over Belfast.
Picture Colm O'Reilly

Snow falls over Belfast. Picture Colm O'Reilly

Snow falls over Belfast.
Picture Colm O'Reilly

Snow falls over Belfast. Picture Colm O'Reilly

Snow has fallen over Belfast.
Tourists have their pictures taken in the snow at Clarendon dock Belfast. 
Picture Colm O'Reilly

Snow has fallen over Belfast. Tourists have their pictures taken in the snow at Clarendon dock Belfast. Picture Colm O'Reilly

People make their way to work as snow falls over Belfast.
Picture Colm O'Reilly

People make their way to work as snow falls over Belfast. Picture Colm O'Reilly

People make their way to work as snow falls over Belfast.
Picture Colm O'Reilly

People make their way to work as snow falls over Belfast. Picture Colm O'Reilly

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
Snow falls  in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 Snow falls in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
Snow time  in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 Snow time in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
Salting the foot patch as Snow falls  in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 Salting the foot patch as Snow falls in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
Young Boys play in the snow  in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 Young Boys play in the snow in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
Snow falls  in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 Snow falls in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017
Snow falls  in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across  Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 08/12/2017 Snow falls in Crumlin , as heavy snow falls across Northern Ireland on Friday morning, leaving difficult driving conditions for motorists and some schools closed. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Snow begins to fall on the Stormont Estate in east Belfast. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Snow begins to fall on the Stormont Estate in east Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Snow begins to fall on the Stormont Estate in east Belfast.
Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Snow begins to fall on the Stormont Estate in east Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Snow begins to fall on the Stormont Estate in east Belfast. 
Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Snow begins to fall on the Stormont Estate in east Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Loving the snow are my pups Murphy, Lexi and Dexter. Submitted by Kathy Mackin-Jackson, from Armagh. Jan 2017.

Loving the snow are my pups Murphy, Lexi and Dexter. Submitted by Kathy Mackin-Jackson, from Armagh. Jan 2017.

Loving the snow are my pups Murphy, Lexi and Dexter. Submitted by Kathy Mackin-Jackson, from Armagh. Jan 2017.

Loving the snow are my pups Murphy, Lexi and Dexter. Submitted by Kathy Mackin-Jackson, from Armagh. Jan 2017.

Picture submitted by Fiona Burns - Jan 2017

Picture submitted by Fiona Burns - Jan 2017

Snowfall in Ballycastle, January 2017 - submitted by Tony Bowen

Snowfall in Ballycastle, January 2017 - submitted by Tony Bowen

Our spectacular Thursday afternoon drive around Giants Causeway. Submitted by Sharon Saverin & TJ Abraham. January 2017

Our spectacular Thursday afternoon drive around Giants Causeway. Submitted by Sharon Saverin & TJ Abraham. January 2017

Jonathan Sims took this photo at Katesbridge. Submitted Jan 2017

Jonathan Sims took this photo at Katesbridge. Submitted Jan 2017

Our spectacular Thursday afternoon drive around Giants Causeway. Submitted by Sharon Saverin & TJ Abraham. January 2017

Our spectacular Thursday afternoon drive around Giants Causeway. Submitted by Sharon Saverin & TJ Abraham. January 2017

This is a view from my window in Rathfriland, the Mournes at the far back left of the picture. Submitted by Lucy Barry - January 2017

This is a view from my window in Rathfriland, the Mournes at the far back left of the picture. Submitted by Lucy Barry - January 2017

Walkers  threw the Snow on the Outskirts of Armoy in Northern Ireland, as snow fall hits across the country with more expected. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Walkers threw the Snow on the Outskirts of Armoy in Northern Ireland, as snow fall hits across the country with more expected. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

A farmer battles through the snow on the outskirts of Armoy in Northern Ireland. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

A farmer battles through the snow on the outskirts of Armoy in Northern Ireland. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Drivers battle through the snow on the outskirts of Armoy in Northern Ireland. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Drivers battle through the snow on the outskirts of Armoy in Northern Ireland. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Snow on the outskirts of Armoy in Northern Ireland. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Snow on the outskirts of Armoy in Northern Ireland. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Snow on the outskirts of Armoy in Northern Ireland. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Snow on the outskirts of Armoy in Northern Ireland. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Sheep in the snow in Ballymena, Co Antrim, as blizzard conditions are set to sweep in, bringing "a real taste of winter to the whole of the UK".  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sheep in the snow in Ballymena, Co Antrim, as blizzard conditions are set to sweep in, bringing "a real taste of winter to the whole of the UK". Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Snow covers a road sign in Greenloaning, near Stirling, as blizzard conditions are set to bring "a real taste of winter to the whole of the UK".  Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Snow covers a road sign in Greenloaning, near Stirling, as blizzard conditions are set to bring "a real taste of winter to the whole of the UK". Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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A dog walker in the snow in Ballymena, Co Antrim, as blizzard conditions are set to sweep in, bringing "a real taste of winter to the whole of the UK". Niall Carson/PA Wire

A dog walker in the snow in Ballymena, Co Antrim, as blizzard conditions are set to sweep in, bringing "a real taste of winter to the whole of the UK". Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Cars drive through snow on the A26 in Ballymena, Co Antrim, as blizzard conditions are set to sweep in, bringing "a real taste of winter to the whole of the UK". Niall Carson/PA Wire

Cars drive through snow on the A26 in Ballymena, Co Antrim, as blizzard conditions are set to sweep in, bringing "a real taste of winter to the whole of the UK". Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Snow lies on Tan Hill in North Yorkshire, as others parts of the country are bracing themselves for wintry showers. Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Snow lies on Tan Hill in North Yorkshire, as others parts of the country are bracing themselves for wintry showers. Steve Parsons/PA Wire

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Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th December 2017 A view of Belfast from the Castlereigh Hills as snow continues to lie across Northern Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

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