Met Office warning as wintry weather heads for Mid Ulster

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THE first cold-snap of winter is expected to sweep across Mid Ulster next week, according to the Met Office.

On Monday, the daytime temperature will have dropped significantly to around 6 degrees Celsius, with a night-time low of 1 degrees Celsius.

The cold spell takes a tighter hold on Tuesday, as the temperature is expected to drop further to 4 degrees,

On Wednesday, overnight temperatures will drop to -1 degrees.

The outlook is for further cold weather with possible wintry showers and sharp winds.

The Met Office have issued a Yellow Warning across Northern Ireland on Monday and Tuesday.

Chief Forecaster at Met Office said: “The first cold plunge of the season will bring air which has originated over the Canadian arctic south over the area.

“This air mass will contain frequent showers, which will fall as snow over hills, and at times to low levels, especially in heavier bursts. Accumulations will be mainly over vegetated surfaces, though cold rain or melting snow will chill road surfaces rapidly leading to a risk of icy stretches.”