Northern Ireland

First winter snowfall across Northern Ireland

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Sunday evening saw the first major snowfall across parts of Northern Ireland as temperatures fell.

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The Met Office issued a yellow warning for snow and ice until 12:00 GMT on Monday.

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The snow was light compared to the same period in 2010, when heavy snow and falling temperatures brought much of Northern Ireland to a standstill.

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Despite the cold temperatures and dusting of snow, work must carry on.

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The snow was visible mainly on higher ground, with many areas across Northern Ireland being affected.

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With skies clearing and the warning for snow and ice now expired, the Met Office have issued a yellow early warning of wind, with the possibility of strong gales and high waves across parts of Northern Ireland from Tuesday to Thursday.

For the latest weather forecast and up to date information on warnings, visit the BBC Weather site.