Belfast Telegraph

Weather: Heavy snow on way for Northern Ireland within days, says the Met Office

By Neil Lancefield

Higher parts of Northern Ireland could be buried in up to 10cm of snow later this week, forecasters have warned.

Severe weather warnings have been issued for Wednesday and Thursday as forecasters predict heavy snow will fall in large parts of the UK in the coming days.

Wintry showers are expected to hit northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for all six counties - which means be aware - and called on the public to prepare for disruption to travel.

Forecasters expect 2-5cm of snow to accumulate locally at low levels while higher ground above 150 metres could see in excess of 10cm.

Visibility could be significantly reduced at times with strong and gusty winds likely to accompany snow showers.

Paul Knightley, UK forecast manager at weather services company MeteoGroup, said a strong wind will bring colder air.

He added that the higher ground of western and northern Britain and Northern Ireland was most likely to see significant snowfall.

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