Three weather warnings in place as bad weather hits country

Cold sunshine and brisk today flurry  snow shower for some Friday

Cold sunshine and brisk today flurry snow shower for some Friday

There will also be sleet, snow and rain after the Met Office issued two yellow weather warnings for Eastern Scotland and Northern England.

The status warning will be in effect for 24 hours, with forecasters expecting accumulations of up to 3cm of snow on Sunday.

"And later tonight and on Sunday, wintry showers will give accumulations of up to 3 cm of snow, with larger amounts on higher ground, especially in Ulster and Connacht".

"For a time most of this going through Saturday night into the start of Sunday leaves behind a legacy of icy patches, so you will have to look out for those first thing Sunday".

A status yellow warning, issued by Met Éireann, says strong winds with gusts up to 110 kph are possible from 3pm this Saturday. Frost and icy patches will develop also in sheltered areas by morning.

According to the Met Office, a spell of rain, sleet and hill snow will move northeast tonight, gradually turning to snow down to some lower levels.

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Snow will settle on higher ground'.

"Daytime temperatures of just 1 to 4 degrees with moderate to fresh and gusty west to northwest winds".

Saturday night will be windy, with wintry showers developing overnight.

Monday will continue cold with sunny spells and southerly winds gradually freshening.

A huge front of freezing Canadian air is set to plunge down from the chilly North Atlantic as a our band of rain and drizzle floats towards Paris.

But today, temperatures in the day will reach a maximum of around 9 degree Celsius, with a few outbreaks of rain from the west this morning.

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