Belfast Telegraph

Snow and ice weather warning extended into next week

A Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and ice has been extended into next week.

Heavy hail and snow showers are expected to fall on Sunday and continue through until around 3pm on Monday afternoon.

It is expected this will lead to longer journey times by road, bus and train.

The Met Office has warned some vehicles could become stranded.

Ice is expected to form on untreated pavements, cycle paths and roads with the potential for some injuries from slips and falls.

Power cuts are also possible, with other services such as mobile phones potentially being impacted.

Heavy rain is expected to hit the province on Saturday, and a yellow weather warning will be in place from 3pm until just before midnight.

The rain will turn increasingly to snow on higher ground later in the evening, with journey times likely to be impacted and some interruptions to power services possible.

The Met Office said: "An area of rain will move eastwards across Northern Ireland during Saturday afternoon and evening bringing 15-25 mm of rain to many places.

"This rain will be persistent and heavy at times, turning to snow on high ground. As the rain clears to the east in the late evening snow will penetrate down to low levels. Accumulations of 5 cm of snow are likely on ground above 250 m with 1-2 cm accumulating in places at low levels."

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