Northern Ireland

NI has its coldest night of winter so far


Northern Ireland has had its coldest night of winter, so far.

A temperature of -8.1C was recorded at Katesbridge in County Down.

That was the lowest the thermometer fell anywhere in Ireland.

The hamlet often records the islands lowest temperatures during winter due to its topography.

It is a hollow where cold air builds up.

Magilligan on the north coast came a close second with a low of -6.1C.

Other overnight lows included -4.5C at Aldergrove in County Antrim, -4.3C at Derrylin in County Fermanagh, and -4.1C at Murlough in County Down.

On Thursday, Translink said there was delays and disruption to bus services around Londonderry and Armagh, advising passengers to use main roads.

Two primary schools and a secondary school in county Fermanagh have also been closed due to weather conditions.

A Met Office weather warning remains in place until 11:00GMT on Thursday.

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