Weather warning for ice across Northern Ireland

Weather warning for ice across Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is set to wake up to freezing temperatures on Friday with warnings in place for ice and snow.

There is a risk of slippery surfaces and hard driving conditions.

Travel problems could also hit commuters at rush hour tonight and tomorrow, with hard driving conditions also reckoned by the Met Office to be a distinct possibility.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow snow/ice warning for Ireland, with scattered snow showers likely from 5am Friday until midday Saturday, especially for Connacht and Ulster. "Outside that area snow is not going to be an issue, it's more likely to be heavy rain". There will be some showers in the north and west, with some sleet and snow showers, mainly on high ground.

Showers across northern and western Scotland are expected to bring further snowfall with 1-2 cm possible to low levels, and 2-5 cm above around 200 m.

Sub-zero temperatures and wintry showers overnight means that ice is a risk on untreated roads.

A second weather warning is in place for low temperatures across the country.

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