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Wintry conditions to continue until weekend, says Met Office

By Eamon Sweeney

Northern Ireland will experience further cold and wintry conditions over the next few days.

Snow and icy conditions could see a repeat of heavy disruption to travel across the country, according to the Met Office.

A weather warning for snow across Northern Ireland was due to end at 6am this morning.

But yesterday a spokesman for the Met Office said that Northern Ireland can expect more of the same for at least the next 24 hours.

The risk of snow is high again today with between three and 8cm expected.

And, on higher ground, there is a possibility of up to 20cm of snowfall.

However, the Met Office says that this is more likely to occur in southern Scotland and northern England.

The Met Office also warned of a chance of gusts of up to 70mph in north west England and Wales, before moving across parts of Lincolnshire and East Anglia early this morning.

Conditions here should begin to brighten as afternoon approaches, but the temperature may remain distinctly chilly - hovering just above freezing.

Rain will become a bigger possibility as the day develops and, whilst it will remain windy, it will be less blustery than it has been.

Tomorrow, conditions will remain fairly similar although the temperature should rise to around four degrees and it will become breezy, however it is not expected to be particularly strong.

Saturday should prove to be the best day of the weekend as a calmer period of weather moves in.

Conditions should be a lot drier and brighter with the temperature hitting five degrees.

But on Sunday a belt of rain moving in from the west will mean much wetter conditions as next week comes in.

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