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Weather warning for snow across Northern Ireland

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A yellow warning has been issued by the Met Office for heavy snow affecting all parts of Northern Ireland, with the 'potential to causing disruption'.

The weather warning is effective from 7am on Thursday morning (9th March) through to 2pm on Friday, although it is expected to impact Northern Ireland from tomorrow afternoon.

A Met Office spokesperson commented:

"An area of low pressure will move across the UK on Thursday and Friday with snow developing across Wales and central England early on Thursday morning.

"This is expected to move slowly north during the day, becoming slow-moving across north Wales, northern England, Northern Ireland and southern Scotland during the afternoon and evening before slowly clearing southeast on Friday.

"Snow will likely turn to sleet or rain at times at lower elevations, especially in the south of the warning area, as well as near eastern coasts. At low levels including major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle accumulations are expected to be limited with a small chance of 2-5 cm falling.

"However, significant snow accumulations are possible over hills of northern England (including populated areas of South and West Yorkshire), Northern Ireland and southern Scotland. Here, 10-15 cm is expected quite widely above 100 metres, with a chance that 25-40 cm could fall in some places.

"Additionally, there is potential for strong winds, which may lead to blizzard conditions and drifting of lying snow. Ice is likely to develop widely on Friday night as this system clears away."


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