Scenic beauty brings cold comfort as snows return
It may be bitterly cold, but there is still beauty in the snow-covered fields as winter tightens its grip on the province.
Our stunning picture shows a hardy Fermanagh farmer making his way through frozen lanes: for him, and many like him, the work of the farm must go on - whatever the weather.
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A severe weather warning is in force today, which will see more snow showers, heavy at times with a chance of thunder.
Later in the day, the snow showers will turn into rain or sleet at low levels.
In the afternoon, the maximum temperature is expected to reach a chilly 3C.
For the rest of the weekend, the weather outlook is wet rather than snowy, according to weather forecasters.
Early showers tomorrow will soon die out, leaving a rain-free afternoon with some patchy sunshine.
But as night falls, the rain will return, the UK Met Office said last night.
The rainfall is expected to continue well into Sunday morning.
As temperatures begins to rise slowly, there will be a thaw, and the Met Office warned that thawing snow run-off may lead to some localised flooding around the province.