February 23, 2018

Snow and ice warning for Northern Ireland

21 March 2017, 02:05 | Taylor George

Drivers will need to watch out as ‘severe’ frost is on the way

Drivers will need to watch out as ‘severe’ frost is on the way

The status yellow warning advises that showers of snow are expected overnight and on Tuesday morning.

Temperatures are likely to fall below freezing nationwide tonight and hazardous driving conditions should be expected.

As much as 30mm of rain could fall today and into tonight - with Scotland and the north looking at up to 5cm of snow.

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Snow, sleet and hail are also expected to pelt parts of Britain on Tuesday, with wintry showers forecast for Scotland, Wales and western England. Lowest temperatures of +1 to -1 degrees Celsius, in fresh and gusty west to southwest winds which will reach gale force along the northwest coast. If the road looks polished or glossy it could be, black ice" one of winter's worst hazards: "Black Ice is hard to see!

The Arctic blast is predicted to hit on Monday night and continue into Tuesday morning. Temperatures will dip as low as minus four overnight tomorrow. On Thursday showers are likely to turn wintry on high ground in the east. Frost again on both Wednesday and Thursday night.

Some bright spells on Sunday offered some respite on what was a pretty bleak St. Patrick's weekend in most of the country, but it would appear as if the break from the miserable weather was only temporary. It's likely to become milder by day with sunshine, but nights will stay cold with an ongoing chance of frost.

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