Snow Alert Issued For Northern Ireland

The UK Met Office has issued a Yellow Weather Alert for snow in Northern Ireland on Friday. Ulster and eastern parts of Leinster, particularly high ground here, are at the greatest risk of seeing snowfall on Friday. There is a greater threat of more widespread wintry weather later on Sunday. See our forecast for more (

Valid From: 18 Jan 2013, 09:00
Valid To: 18 Jan 2013, 23:55
Issued at - 15 Jan 2013, 12:33
Valid from - 18 Jan 2013, 09:00
Valid to - 18 Jan 2013, 23:55

As the weather breaks down, there is the potential for a spell of snow to spread from the southwest. As winds strengthen, blizzard conditions are a possibility, especially over high ground. Accumulations of 2-5 cm are possible quite widely and in some locations, especially higher ground, 15 cm are possible.