Met Éireann issues nationwide snow and ice warning

Sunday's weather Status Yello

Sunday's weather Status Yellow snow ice warning remains in place

"But any showers, and higher ground looks most likely to see them, the Peak District, Snowdonia, the Pennines and of course Scotland".

The forecaster said showers of hail, sleet and snow are expected with localized accumulations, especially on high ground.

Tomorrow night will be cold with showers of rain or sleet, and some snow possible over high ground.

Variable winds will be mostly moderate in strength, and fresh to strong on the south coast.

The national forecast reads: "Cold and blustery today with sunny spells and scattered showers, frequent this morning in the Northwest". Wintry showers in the Northwest of Ulster will die out through the morning.

"We keep the risk of some scattered showers across west faces gales with gale-force winds close to the Channel Islands as well".

Met Eireann said: "A cold, crisp and frosty start to Monday with some icy patches".

"Northern areas will be drier with sunny spells".

A widespread frost is anticipated with minimum temperatures of 1° to -3°, coldest in the north.

Snow charts by weather forecaster Net Weather also show ferocious winds sweeping across northern areas of the United Kingdom and even as far down as the Midlands and Wales.

She said Monday would be dry and bright with showers in the north.

Wednesday: Current indications suggest an increasingly wet and windy day with rain developing in parts of the southwest during the morning, and becoming widespread during the afternoon accompanied by fresh to strong and gusty southeasterly winds.

A frosty start with icy patches will lead to another day of widespread showers which will be wintry at times. Tuesday night will start out cold and clear with temperatures dropping to between -3 to +1 degrees Celsius early on with frost forming.

Parts of Derbyshire could experience heavy snowfall over the weekend, say forecasters.

. Maximum temperatures of just 2° to 3° are likely in the north, but should reach 5° to 6° further south.

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