Belfast Telegraph

Weather: Warning for strong winds in place for Northern Ireland as drop in temperature brings chance of snow

By Claire Williamson

A weather warning for wind has been issued for Northern Ireland as dropping temperatures could bring snow to some parts.

The Met Office has issued warnings for gusts of 50-60mph expected widely across Northern Ireland.

Gusts may reach up to 65mph in exposed coastal areas, while gusts of up to 75mph are likely in the Western Isles.

Some travel disruption may occur for road, air and ferry transport as a result.

The weather warning is in place from 4am until 10pm on Monday February 6.

The Met Office chief forecaster said: "The south to southeasterly winds will strengthen across the west of Northern Ireland towards midday, then further east through the afternoon, before easing from the west by early evening, when severe gales will still be affecting parts of western Scotland.

"The strongest wind gusts are likely over and to the north of high ground, and in coastal areas exposed to this wind direction."

Temperatures are set to drop during the week and from Wednesday there is the chance of wintry showers.

The minimum temperature on Monday night will be 1 degree with mostly dry and clear spells as the gales ease through the evening.

On Tuesday sunny intervals will come through in the afternoon as the morning's showers clear.

Wednesday will be largely dry with scattered showers but it will feel cold accompanied with possible snow.

The Met Office is not currently expecting these to be significant snow falls.


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