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NI Weather: Met Office issue SECOND yellow status weather warning for parts of NI - widespread frost and sub-zero temperatures expected over coming days

News Letter logo News Letter 03/12/2020 Andrew Quinn
a sign on the side of a road © The warning becomes active at 5pm today.

The warning will become valid at 5.00pm on Thursday and will remain active until 10.00am tomorrow.

Earlier this week, the Met Office issued a similar weather warning for most of Thursday morning

The Met Office said the weather warning, which becomes active later today, means “further showers are likely to lead to icy patches on roads and pavements,” reads the warning on the Met Office website.

The weather warning applies to counties Londonderry, Antrim and Tyrone.

The Met Office has also forecast some snow, below freezing temperatures and wintry showers for Northern Ireland for the rest of this week.

The temperature dropped below freezing for many parts of Northern Ireland on Wednesday evening and the early hours of Thursday morning.

The temperature in Belfast dropped to 0°C but when other weather variables such as windchill were taken into consideration, the temperature felt more like -3°C.

Katesbridge in county Down saw temperatures plummet to -3°C.

This is the Met Office weather forecast for Northern Ireland over the next few days:

Tonight (Thursday):

Largely dry and clear with a widespread frost and some freezing fog patches. Chance of an isolated shower along the north coast. Icy patches on untreated surfaces. Minimum temperature -3 °C.

Friday:

Apart from an odd shower in the west it will be dry and bright. Freshening northerly winds will may bring rain across the east later. Cold. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Any overnight rain soon clearing on Saturday, then a cold and bright weekend with the odd shower. Mostly dry on Monday. Overnight frost and freezing fog patches.

These are the lowest feels like temperatures forecast for specific parts of Northern Ireland over the next few days: Londonderry (-4°C Friday AM); Craigavon (-3°C Thursday PM); Ballymena (-4°C Friday AM); Cookstown (-4°C Friday AM); Coleraine (-2°C Thursday PM and Friday AM); Banbridge (-4°C Thursday PM and -5°C Friday AM), Larne (-4°C Thursday PM and Friday AM), Newtownabbey (-3°C Thursday PM and Friday AM); Carrickfergus (-2°C Thursday PM and -3°C Friday AM) and Lisburn (-3°C Thursday PM and -4°C Friday AM).

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