Northern Ireland

Cars stuck in snow as freezing weather hits Ireland

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 1st March 2024 
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Graham Thompson clearing the snow from the shop front of Home Field and Stream, Enniskillen.

A snow warning is in force across counties Fermanagh, Tyrone, Armagh and parts of Derry.
Weather Fermanagh Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 1st March 2024 Picture by Andrew Paton /PressEye Snow in Enniskillen A snow warning is in force across counties Fermanagh, Tyrone, Armagh and parts of Derry.

A snow warning was issued for Fermanagh, Tyrone, Armagh and parts of Derry.

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Gritters out on the roads in Enniskillen after heavy snow fall.

A snow warning is in force across counties Fermanagh, Tyrone, Armagh and parts of Derry.
Weather Fermanagh Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 1st March 2024 Picture by Andrew Paton /PressEye Gritters out on the roads in Enniskillen after heavy snow fall. A snow warning is in force across counties Fermanagh, Tyrone, Armagh and parts of Derry. (ANDREW PATON)
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 1st March 2024 
Picture by Andrew Paton /PressEye

Graham Thompson clearing the snow from the shop front of Home Field and Stream, Enniskillen.

A snow warning is in force across counties Fermanagh, Tyrone, Armagh and parts of Derry.
Weather Fermanagh Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 1st March 2024 Picture by Andrew Paton /PressEye Graham Thompson clearing the snow from the shop front of Home Field and Stream, Enniskillen. A snow warning is in force across counties Fermanagh, Tyrone, Armagh and parts of Derry. (ANDREW PATON)

The Met Office weather warning ran until 10am this morning as overnight freezing weather affected parts of the north.



Police received reports of several vehicles stuck on roads in Enniskillen as a result of the snowfall.

A weather warning has been issued for every county in the Republic after sleet and snow led to travel disruption in some parts.

Met Éireann said cold temperatures could mean ice develops on untreated surfaces, leading to hazardous travelling conditions.

A status yellow ice warning will be in effect from 6pm on Friday until 9am on Saturday

The Met Office said “Some slushy accumulations of 1-2cm are possible to sea level this morning,” a spokesperson for the Met Office said.

“Some places above 100m altitude could see 2-5cm, and a few higher spots could perhaps see as much as 8cm of snow before conditions improve this afternoon,” they added.

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Rosa Regan from Enniskillen having fun in the snow.

A snow warning is in force across counties Fermanagh, Tyrone, Armagh and parts of Derry.
Weather Fermanagh Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 1st March 2024 Picture by Andrew Paton /PressEye Rosa Regan from Enniskillen having fun in the snow. A snow warning is in force across counties Fermanagh, Tyrone, Armagh and parts of Derry. (ANDREW PATON)

The day is expected to start out cloudy before becoming drier and sunnier through the morning, with a maximum temperature of 6C.

This evening is predicted to be largely dry, with a few showers in the west.

With snow on higher ground and a low of just 1C, these showers will grow more common in the early hours of the day.

Looking ahead to the weekend, Saturday is expected to be chilly and overcast with sporadic showers, while Sunday may see a few showers.

Two schools - Jones Memorial Primary School in Mullylogan, Co. Fermanagh and St. Joseph’s College in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh - are closed for the day.