Warning For Snow And Ice Issued In NI

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PAYellow weather warnings for snow and ice remain in place

YET another Status Yellow weather warning has been issued in Ireland, as freezing conditions continue to persist.

It suggest that showers will be more frequent in the west and north of the country.

Forecasters say "heavy sleet, hail, and snow showers" will follow a spell of rain and hill snow.

"Rain will clear from the west during the early hours of Friday, with clearing skies allowing a rapid fall in temperature, and leading to ice forming on untreated surfaces", the chief forecaster said.

The warning has been issued from 10pm on Thursday, 08 February, until noon on Friday, 09 February.

The Met Office said two to five centimetres of snow may accumulate above 100 metres, with some expected on lower ground too.

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Rain and hill snow is expected to clear in north-west Scotland late on Thursday and from others areas by Friday morning.

The Met Office's Chief Forecaster said: "Further showers of snow, sleet and hail will affect western parts of the United Kingdom, these frequent in western Scotland and the north of Northern Ireland, where thunder is also possible".

The warning has been updated to extend it further south and east, delaying the start time of the warning to just after midnight.

Travel disruptions are expected, including delays in bus and train services and road closures.

The outlook for the weekend is for more of the same, with wintry showers, ice and frost expected.

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