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Met Office updates weather warning for wintry conditions in Northern Ireland

Snow on tree branch

Image: Stephen Reid

The Met Office has this morning updated its yellow weather warning for wintry conditions moving toward the weekend, advising that a band of rain, sleet and snow will bring some travel disruption for parts of Northern Ireland through Thursday and into Friday

The updated warning is effective from 10:00am on Thursday, 8th February, until 6:00am on Friday, 9th February.

A spokesperson for the Met Office commented:

"An area of rain, sleet and snow will push north out of the Republic of Ireland and into Northern Ireland late morning. Some heavier bursts are likely at times, though with most of the accumulating snow likely over higher ground.

"Some low-lying areas away from immediate coasts could see 1-3 cm, whilst higher routes, such as the Glenshane Pass, could see 4-8 cm of snow.

"Strong and gusty easterly winds may lead to some drifting in places, mainly over higher ground. Rain, sleet and snow will ease later Thursday and into Friday, but a few icy patches are likely, especially on untreated surfaces, or where treatment has been washed off."


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