Weather Alert: Rain, sleet, snow and ice forecast

The Met Office have issued a warning for rain, sleet, ice and snow.

Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 11:18 am
Updated Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 11:54 am

Forecasters say a band of rain, sleet and hill snow is expected to cross Northern Ireland on Thursday afternoon

The Met Office warning states: “Snow is not currently expected to be disruptive at low levels in most areas, although small amounts are likely in places and ice may prove a hazard on untreated surfaces. However, snow is expected to settle on high ground above 200 metres. Please be aware of the likelihood of difficult driving conditions and some travel disruption.

“In addition, ice has now been included as a hazard, whilst the tick in the risk matrix has moved to a higher likelihood of lower impacts.”

The Met Office warning is in place until 3pm on Friday