Unsettled blustery weather to remain for next five days
The Met Office said the unsettled blustery weather will stay around over the next four or five days, especially in the northwest, although conditions are not expected to be as severe as during the past week.
Met Office chief meteorologist Frank Saunders said: “A cold front, followed by cold arctic Canadian air, has now pushed south across the country and has brought a spell of windy, showery and cold weather.
“Northern Ireland, Scotland, and parts of northern England will see some further snowfall, chiefly on hills through the rest of today and in places tonight.
“Gusty winds mean blizzards are possible on higher routes and national severe weather warnings are in place.
“A ridge of high pressure builds on Friday resulting in a fine, bright day for most. However, the winds pick up again as we head into the weekend with weather fronts bringing rain to the north and west and milder air spreads back in here.”