Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland weather: Warnings in place for snow, ice and wind

Northern Ireland is set to feel the chill this week as a number of warnings have been put in place for snow, ice and wind.

A yellow warning for wind is in place across Northern Ireland from 9pm on Wednesday until 1pm on Thursday.

In addition there is a warning in place for snow and ice from 3pm on Monday until 6pm on Wednesday.

The Met Office warns that heavy showers will turn to sleet, hail and snow for part of Northern Ireland on Monday night.

Snow showers will continue through Tuesday and Tuesday night, although forecasters says it could be more sleet and hail near some coasts.

The Met Office said: "Over the hills, snow will drift in the strong to gale force winds. The warning has been updated to increase the amounts of snow and impacts. Travel delays on roads are possible, as are public transport cancellations.

"There is a chance of power cuts, while services such as mobile phone coverage may be affected."

As a result of the wind warning the Met Office warns that rail and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations.

There is also a possibility that some bridges may close and power cuts may occur with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

The Met Office said: "Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible, along with some damage to buildings. In addition, large waves are expected to affect some western coasts with beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties."

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