Further snow and ice warning issued for Longford


With up to 10cm of snow expected, an amber Met Office weather warning is in place as road, rail and air travel delays are likely.

Large parts of the United Kingdom will be battered by eight inches of snow this weekend as the Met Office warns Britons to expect travel disruption and power cuts.

"Two to five centimetres of snow is likely in places over the warning area".

The warning on the Met Office said: "Wintry showers will gradually become confined to the far north of Scotland overnight".

Snowfall created a dusting of flakes on Huntingdon Street on Thursday (November 30) afternoon, hours after a weather warning was issued.

At present, there are various snow and ice warnings in place throughout the United Kingdom, but the following areas are more hazardous.

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Tomorrow is expected to bring more heavy rain and snow fall, with temperatures expected to stay below freezing.

There is a good chance some rural communities could be cut off.

Passengers travelling to and from the International, Belfast City and the City of Derry Airport in Northern Ireland have been advised to leave additional time for journeys.

Heavy snow is expected in the Midlands this weekend.

There will also be drifting snow locally at times too, as well as brisk winds. Snow and ice have been reported on roads around Granard in Co Longford and routes around Mullingar in Co Westmeath were called treacherous.