Wintry weather warning remains in place

The scene from Circular Road, Creggan yesterday morning as winter conditions once again returned. DER0915MC005
The scene from Circular Road, Creggan yesterday morning as winter conditions once again returned. DER0915MC005
  • Public advised that weather warning is in place until Tuesday
  • Travel could be disrupted
  • Ice may present some problems

A Met Office weather warning of snow and ice is still valid and will remain in place until 10am tomorrow morning (Tuesday, March 3, 2015).

Details from the Met Office say that further heavy, wintry showers are expected overnight Monday and into Tuesday. Snow will fall to low levels in places in Northern Ireland, with localised accumulations of 1 to 3 cm, while snow-cover will be more widespread over hills here, with around 4-8 cm possible above around 200m, especially in the west.

The cold westerly flow which became established across the UK Sunday night is set to continue overnight Monday and into Tuesday.

The public are advised to be aware of tricky travel conditions generally, and possible disruption to transport.

An assessment from the Met Office Chief Forecaster said: “The cold westerly flow which became established across the UK Sunday night is set to continue overnight Monday and into Tuesday.

“This is a very unstable airmass bringing showers of sleet, snow and hail. Again, once we lose the effects of daytime sunshine, snow will start to accumulate more widely, and along with ice may present some problems, in particular for road travel on Tuesday morning. This again seems most likely for parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and cross Pennine routes. Problems should reduce steadily further into Tuesday morning, as the March sunshine gets to work on melting the snow, although taking until mid to late morning across upland parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland.”