Warning For Snow And Ice Issued In NI

Health Warnings Issued As Freezing Fog Envelops The UK

The snow-ice warning was issued for the whole country last night and is in effect from 5am to noon today.

The forecaster is warning of scattered snow showers this Thursday night with accumulations of less than 3cm.

Weather experts have issued the second severe weather warning this week for overnight tonight (Thurs) and into tomorrow morning.

These will extend eastwards and moderate snowfall is expected north of the border.

Your journey to work tomorrow morning may be slower than usual with more ice and snow being forecast.

"Showers are likely to fall as rain along western coasts though". Temperatures will reach up to 4° to 6° in blustery northwesterly winds. Lowest temperatures of zero to 4° are expected.

It's umbrellas and warm coats at the ready for the weekend with a rash of wet and windy weather expected to swamp the country.

Some heavy falls are expected across the north-west, possibly turning to sleet at times in that region.

The Met office said: "A spell of rain, sleet and hill snow will move east through Saturday evening before skies clear leading to ice developing".