What time will Storm Eunice hit? When and where will Storm Eunice hit - and will it snow in Northern Ireland?

Storm Eunice has made ground in Northern Ireland - here's everything you need to know about when Storm Eunice will hit your area and will it snow?

By Sarah McCann, Search and Trends Writer
Thursday, 17th February 2022, 12:38 pm
Updated Friday, 18th February 2022, 2:56 pm

Weather wise, it's been a challenging week in Northern Ireland.

On Wednesday the province was battered by Storm Dudley, which saw winds over 80mph bringing down trees and causing residents to lose power.

The second storm of the week, Storm Eunice made landfall in the early hours of Friday morning.

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The Met Office have put a yellow weather warning in place for snow and wind.

Here's everything you need to know about Storm Eunice and when snow is expected.

When will Storm Eunice hit?

Storm Eunice reached Northern Ireland in the early hours of Friday morning, with a yellow weather warning in place from 3am.

What time will Storm Eunice hit? When and where will Storm Eunice hit - and will it snow in Northern Ireland?

The North East of the province has already seen snowfall, with many residents waking up to wintery scenes this morning.

Eunice is expected to bring heavy snowfall which could cause widespread disruption.

The Met Office have said: "Storm Eunice may cause disruption due to heavy snow and some strong winds on Friday."

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What weather warnings are in place for Northern Ireland?

The Met Office have put a yellow weather warning in place for snow and winds in Northern Ireland from 3am-6pm on Friday, February 18.

A yellow weather warning means:

There is a chance of travel delays on roads, possibly with stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel

There is a slight chance that some rural communities could be temporarily cut off

There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

Where will it snow in Northern Ireland?

Snow has already fallen in the north east of Northern Ireland, affecting Londonderry.

The Met Office weather forecast predicts in Belfast there will be, 'Outbreaks of rain and snow this morning, snow heavy on high ground for a time. Becoming somewhat brighter this afternoon with wintry showers. Feeling cold in the strong to gale north to northwesterly winds. Maximum temperature 5 °C.'

You can find out more about the Met Office weather forecast here.

What is the weekend forecast?

The weekend will see weather warnings and wet, windy and wintery conditions continue across Northern Ireland.

The Met Office have predicted, 'Winds easing briefly on Saturday morning, with a cold start, before another spell of wet and windy weather arrives. Particularly windy in the north with wintery showers at times here.'

There are further weather warnings in place across Northern Ireland, with a yellow weather warning for ice in effect from 6:00pm Friday night to 09:00am Friday morning.

On Sunday there is a yellow weather warning for wind in place from 12:00 until 12:00 on Monday.

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