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NI snow and ice warning upgraded to amber

Met Office say An Amber Snow and Ice warning covers parts but snow and ice will affect all areas. Credit: pa

The Met Office has upgraded a warning for snow and ice for parts of Northern Ireland.

An amber alert is now in place from 3pm on Tuesday.

The wintery weather caused disruption on Tuesday morning, with a number of schools closed and difficult driving conditions for motorists.

Forecasters say snow showers will be heavy and frequent with 5-10cm typical at low levels.

Over the hills, snow will drift in the strong to gale force winds.

A gradual improvement is likely on Wednesday for most areas.

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Yellow weather warning for snow and ice

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The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice for Northern Ireland.

The yellow warning comes into place from 6pm on Monday and runs through to Tuesday night.

Forecasters say heavy hail and snow showers are likely with travel delays possible.

There is also potential for power disruption with strong winds also expected.

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