Hail and snow expected later in week in Northern Ireland

Snow is expected to be in store for Northern Ireland later this week as a cold snap returns.

Monday, 4th December 2017, 9:25 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 7:48 am
Walking in winter time

After several days of icy temperatures last week, and a milder weekend, forecasters are predicting the mercury will plunge again later this week, with the chance of wintry showers for many places.

According to the Met Office today (Monday 4 December) will see "a good deal of cloud around as well as some sunny intervals".

"There may be a few light showers in the far west, mainly west of Omagh. Light winds and a mild feel to the day. Maximum temperature 9 °C."

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Tonight will see a few clear spells through the evening, "but cloud tending to thicken into Tuesday with some outbreaks of rain across the west". "Mild with strengthening westerly winds. Minimum temperature 3 °C," adds the Met Office.

Tomorrow (Tuesday 5 December) will be "largely cloudy with some patchy rain in the west, but a few brighter spells are possible towards the eastern coasts".

"Breezy and mild. Maximum temperature 9 °C," adds the Met Office.

However the outlook for Wednesday according to the Met Office, will be "unsettled with spells of heavy rain".

A winter scene

And it will "turn much colder thereafter with heavy snow showers across the north, but dry and clear/sunny in the south".

It will also be "windy with coastal gales".

A winter scene