Snow Alert: Met Office warning for Northern Ireland

A cold snap is set to hit Northern Ireland this evening with forecasters warning of snow and ice.

Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 11:17 am
Updated Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 11:24 am
Snow is expected, said the Met Office

The Met Office have issued a yellow warning and forecasters say there could be as much as 10cms of snow on higher ground.

There’s also an ice warning in place and drivers are warned of traffic disruption on Wednesday morning.

The weather warning states: “Showers or outbreaks of rain will turn wintry overnight, with the risk of a more prolonged spell of snowfall late in the night and during Wednesday morning, especially in the south.

“This will give a covering of snow with 1-4 cm possible in places and locally 5-10 cm, these higher accumulations mainly above 200 m. Icy stretches on untreated roads and pavements are also likely to form.

“Please be aware of some difficult driving conditions and the potential for travel disruption into the Wednesday morning rush hour.

“There remains some uncertainty as to where the greatest snowfall accumulations will occur and this warning will be kept under review and updated as necessary.”