Belfast Telegraph

Snow and ice warnings in force as wintry conditions blanket Northern Ireland

Young deer at Hillfarm House, Co Londonderry
Young deer at Hillfarm House, Co Londonderry
A Shetland pony braves the snow in the Sperrin mountains
Daniel Murtagh walks up Tullyard Hill outside Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 11, 2018. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Walkers brave the elements near Divis tower after a snow shower.. Pic by Peter Morrison

By David Young

Winter closed in with a vengeance at the weekend as blizzard conditions gripped Northern Ireland.

Photographers made the most of the winter light, but the snow brought dangerous conditions across the province, with motorists and agricultural workers in the front line.

And the cold spell will last well into this week, the Met Office warned.

Forecasters said commuters face icy conditions this morning as sub-zero temperatures grip parts of the UK.

Snow and ice warnings are in force until noon across large swathes of the UK, including Northern Ireland, leading to a frosty start to the half-term school holidays.

Here, the weather experts recommended wrapping up warm as there will be widespread frost and risk of ice as temperatures fall to around -2C.

There will be some clear periods, but also frequent sleet and snow showers tonight - with further falls of drifting snow - especially on higher ground.

The western winds will turn southerly and will intensify during this evening, then some heavy rain and hill snow will arrive overnight, with gales along the east coast.

The maximum temperatures is forecast to be a nippy 4C.

Any rain or snow is expected to clear early tomorrow, followed by sunshine and isolated wintry showers.

Wednesday will be milder with some rain.

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