Updated – 16:30, 31/01/2019
Met Eireann is warning that bitterly cold conditions are on the way as the cold snap continues into the weekend.
Forecasters have today (Thursday) extended the Status Yellow snow-ice warning to midday on Sunday 3rd February. The five-day alert was originally due to end on Saturday.
Extreme frost and icy conditions will prevail, with temperatures hitting lows of -6C on Thursday and -5C on Friday and Saturday nights.
Further snow is expected in parts of Donegal today and tonight. Donegal County Council will deploy gritters on all major routes from 4pm.
Ulster counties are set to be worst-hit by cold temperatures for the remainder of the week and there will be more frost, ice and slippery conditions on untreated surfaces.
Friday is forecast to be dry and bright, but with temperatures ranging from 2-5C it will feel ‘raw’.
Met Eireann’s weekend outlook for Ulster says: “Feeling raw for a time, with extremely frosty nights and widespread icy conditions. Some wintry showers still around, but overall a lot of dry weather, with lots of bright winter sunshine too. Becoming milder during Sunday and Monday, but changeable and unsettled with rain at times.”Tags: