Northern Ireland

Met Office issues yellow warning for snow and ice in NI

A snow scene from the road between Plumbridge and Donemana Image copyright Conor McKay
Image caption Snow showers on Thursday caused the road between Plumbridge and Donemana in County Tyrone to become slippery

The Met Office has issued a warning that snow and ice could cause difficult driving conditions and disruption in Northern Ireland.

The warning is the least severe of those the Met Office issues, and is in place between 15:00 GMT on Thursday and 12:00 on Friday.

Sleet and snow showers are expected to become heavy and frequent.

They are due to continue overnight and into Friday across Northern Ireland.

For the latest weather forecast for Northern Ireland, click here.

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Media captionThe Glenshane Pass in County Londonderry
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Image caption Kimberly McDonell's pony Monty felt the cold in Kesh, County Fermanagh

The Met Office said "several centimetres of snow" could "settle in a fairly short period" as a result of the showers.

"Icy stretches are also likely to form on untreated surfaces," it added.

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Image caption Snow on a street in the Glens of Antrim
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Image caption Roads in Garrison in County Fermanagh, were given a dusting of snow on Thursday afternoon
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Image caption The picturesque scene on McArt's Fort, Cave Hill, North Belfast
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Image caption Temperatures dropped on Slieve Croob in County Down as the snow fell
Image caption Driving conditions were poor on the Glenshane Pass in Londonderry
Image caption A solitary walker enjoys the view from Cave Hill, North Belfast
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Image caption The picturesque scene on McArt's Fort, Cave Hill, North Belfast
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Image caption Snow on Moorfields near Ballymena, County Antrim