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Blizzard conditions possible as Met Office issue warning for wind and snow


The Met Office has issued an updated yellow weather warning ahead of Storm Eunice which may cause disruption due to heavy snow and some strong winds on Friday (18 February) across Northern Ireland.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said:


“Snow, heavy in places, is likely to develop on the northern side of Storm Eunice as it moves across the UK on Friday. There is still uncertainty in the track of Storm Eunice and not all areas within the warning area are expected to see snow.


“However, some places may see around 5 cm of snow at low levels away from coasts. Accumulations are expected to be significantly higher over hills though with 10-20 cm perhaps up to 30 cm possible above around 250 metres.


“Strong winds occurring at the same time may lead to very poor visibility, blizzard conditions and drifting of lying snow.”


The weather warning comes into force on Friday 18 February at 3am and remains active to 6pm on Friday evening.