Fresh yellow weather warnings issued for Northern Ireland on tail of Storm Eunice

Glenullin near Ballymoney got a dumping of snow during Storm Eunice. Credit: Geraldine O'Kane

Two further weather warnings have been issued for Northern Ireland in the aftermath of Storm Eunice.

The Met Office has issued a new yellow weather warnings for strong winds and snow, following Friday's battering.

A yellow warning for ice is in effect on Sunday.

It comes on the tail of another yellow weather warning for ice, which was valid until 9am on Saturday morning.

On Sunday at noon, the yellow weather warning for wind comes into place and is valid until Monday at midday.

The Met Office said: "Another spell of very strong winds is expected in parts of Northern Ireland, Scotland and also some Irish Sea coasts.

"Winds could gust to 50 to 60 mph inland, and between 70 and 80 mph for a time on the mountains and exposed coasts, with large waves expected as well.

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"The strong winds will be accompanied by heavy, frequent and increasingly wintry showers with blizzard conditions expected in the mountains, before conditions ease later on Monday."

Snow hit parts of the country on Friday morning as Storm Eunice arrived in Northern Ireland, with the north-west worst hit.

Despite that the Glenshane Pass between Belfast and Londonderry remained open, with tractors, snow ploughs and gritters helping to keep the road clear.

The storm killed four across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

A Wexford County Council worker was among those killed on Friday.