Belfast Telegraph

Weather warning for Northern Ireland of more snow and ice extended


Northern Ireland's weather warning for snow and ice has been extended into the weekend.

Temperatures are expected to fall on Friday following a spell of rain and hill snow.

Widespread ice is expected to form as a result on untreated pavements, cycle paths and roads.

Heavy sleet, hail and snow showers will follow.

There is no warning in place on Saturday. However, on Sunday scattered wintry showers are expected with ice likely to form.

The warning is in place from midnight until 11am.

Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.

The Met Office said: "A band of rain and hill snow is expected to clear eastwards on Saturday night with clearer skies and scattered sleet, snow and hail showers following.

"2-5 cm of snow may accumulate above 150 metres with some snow to low levels too, particularly across Northern Ireland and Scotland.

"Showers are likely to fall as rain along western coasts though. Where skies clear after showers, ice is likely to develop on untreated surfaces later in the night."

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