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Snow warning for Northern Ireland on Saturday

Snow is forcecast for Northern Ireland.
Snow is forcecast for Northern Ireland.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow in Northern Ireland this weekend.

A warning for snow will be in place from 4am until 9pm on Saturday.

A Met Office spokesperson said that "a spell of snow may bring some travel disruption, especially over higher ground".

Revellers will be hoping that the weather doesn't affect the St Patrick's Day celebrations on Sunday.

"A developing area of low pressure is expected to track across Northern Ireland on Saturday," a Met Office spokesperson said.

"As this runs into colder air, snow is likely to develop, particularly in any heavier bursts of precipitation.

"The largest snowfall amounts will be confined to higher ground, with the potential for 10-20 cm of snow above 350 m. Between 100 m and 350 m elevation, a mixture of rain, sleet and snow is more likely, but there is potential for accumulations of 2-5 cm, and a small chance of 10 cm should the precipitation be heavy enough to maintain snow for a longer duration."

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