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Yellow warning There are warnings of snow and ice in the next 5 days for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

10:12 on Friday, 19 January 2018

Snow warning of yellow Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Be aware

11:00 on Thursday until 23:55 on Friday

Snow showers will affect the northwest of the UK during Thursday and Friday, although often falling as sleet and hail near windward coasts. Ice will also form in some areas overnight. Travel delays on roads are likely, as are public transport cancellations. In a few places, mainly upland areas, vehicles may become stranded. There is a chance of power cuts, while services such as mobile phone coverage may be affected. A few rural communities may become cut off. In addition some roads and pavements will turn icy, increasing the chances of accidents or injuries.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Snow showers will be heaviest and most frequent across western Scotland where a further 10-20 cm is likely to build up above 200-300 m with 30 cm possible over the very highest routes. The high ground of Northern Ireland and northern England will also see 10-15 cm building up. At low levels, parts of the warning area will see 3-7 cm of snow but some places near the west coast will see very little. Showers will be accompanied by hail and lightning at times, particularly across western Scotland. Here, in particular, there is potential for disruption to power supplies from lightning strikes. Winds will strengthen at times, particularly from later Thursday, bringing the potential for temporary blizzard conditions and drifting on hills and mountains.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/

Issued at:
09:46 on Thursday, 18 January 2018
Last modified at:
09:46 on Thursday, 18 January 2018
Valid from:
11:00 on Thursday, 18 January 2018
Valid until:
23:55 on Friday, 19 January 2018
Local Authorities affected

Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus, Falkirk, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Clackmannanshire, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian, East Lothian, Durham, Northumberland, Highland, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire

10:12 on Saturday, 20 January 2018

Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of ice

Be aware

00:05 on Saturday until 11:00 on Saturday

Ice is likely to form through Friday night and last into Saturday morning with some sleet and snow showers continuing in places. There will probably be ice on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, potentially resulting in some injuries from slips and falls.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Sleet and snow showers will eventually become confined to areas exposed to the westerly winds overnight, but following the showers of Friday, ice will then be the main hazard, particularly on untreated surfaces. The snow showers may give an additional 1-3 cm of snow in places.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/

Issued at:
11:46 on Thursday, 18 January 2018
Last modified at:
10:03 on Friday, 19 January 2018
Valid from:
00:05 on Saturday, 20 January 2018
Valid until:
11:00 on Saturday, 20 January 2018
Local Authorities affected

Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian, Na h-Eileanan Siar, Highland, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire East, Blackburn with Darwen, Warrington, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, York, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside, Sunderland, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Dundee, Derbyshire and Staffordshire

10:12 on Sunday, 21 January 2018

There are no warnings for Northern Ireland on Sunday 21 January 2018

10:12 on Monday, 22 January 2018

There are no warnings for Northern Ireland on Monday 22 January 2018

10:12 on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

There are no warnings for Northern Ireland on Tuesday 23 January 2018