Northern Ireland set for cold spell as snow starts to fall

Beautiful scenes as sheep graze in snowy Glenshane Credit: Pacemaker

Snow has started to fall across Northern Ireland as a spell of wintry weather sweeps in.

Picturesque scenes were captured on the Glenshane Pass in Co Londonderry on Tuesday as temperatures began to drop.

The Met Office has issued a snow warning for Northern Ireland this week, with between 5-10 centimetres expected to fall on Thursday.

It comes as the UK is set to face a cold wave this week with the return of wintry hazards, including overnight frosts as well as some sleet and snow.

A blanket of snow over the mountains in Derry Credit: Pacemaker
A picturesque winter wonderland view as Derry trees are covered in snow Credit: Pacemaker
A frosty Tuesday as sheep graze the fields Credit: Pacemaker
A mix of sunshine and snow Credit: Pacemaker

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