Ice warnings for NI roads this morning as gritters continue to make safe treacherous routes

Flurries of snow decorated several routes around NI overnight and this morning as a Met Office warning for snow and ice remains in force.

Wednesday, 10th February 2021, 8:44 am

The forecasting service reveals that it will remain “cold and mainly dry” but there will also be “a few snow showers in the south”.

A Yellow weather warning for Ice is in operation today between 8pm and 11am tomorrow.

Meteorologists ask the public to expect ‘roads and railways to be affected leading to delays and longer journey times’ ‘some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces’ and ‘probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths’.

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They add that today will be a “mainly dry day with a little brightness”.

“A few mostly light snow showers in the south and east,” it adds.

“A much colder day with fresh easterly winds. Maximum temperature 3 °C.”

Tonight, according to the Met Office, will see “most places will have a dry night with clear periods”.

Poor driving conditions

“Just a few wintry showers later tonight in the east,” it adds.

“It will be a cold night with a frost. Minimum temperature -1 °C.”

Monday see a Yellow weather warning for snow and ice in operation for parts of NI.

The Met Office advises that snow showers and icy stretches over parts of Northern Ireland may lead to some travel disruption’.

Farmer Peter Laidlaw from Craigannet Farm at Carronvalley feeding his sheep and cows as bitterly cold winds continue to grip much of the nation

The weather warning is in operation from 5pm on Monday to 11am on Tuesday.

The Met Office advises that ‘some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services’ there is a likelihood of ‘some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces’ and there will ‘probably be some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths’.

The Met Office website also advises that Monday “will be a bright mainly dry day with sunny spells”.

“There may be a few light wintry showers, most likely over Antrim and Down.”

Poor driving conditions

“A cold easterly wind. Maximum temperature 2 °C.”

And the outlook for Tuesday to Thursday, according to the Met Office website is “bitterly cold easterly winds with a lot of dry weather and sunshine”.

“There will be a few light snow showers, mainly in the east”.

A Yellow weather warning for snow and ice is also in operation between 4pm and 11am on Wednesday.

A snow plough making its way along a snow covered road in the village of Harwood in Teesdale, Durham
Williow, a 1 year old Cockerpoo, enjoys the snow