Northern Ireland

Ice warning issued by Met Office for Northern Ireland

Thawing ice (Alamy Stock Photo)

A yellow weather warning for ice is in force across Northern Ireland this morning.

The warning is in effect this morning from 5am until 9.30 am.

The Met Office is warning of icy patches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, which could lead to difficult travelling conditions.

The maximum temperature today will be 7C, with bright spells in the east.

By tonight, it will be cloudy with occasional light rain and clear spells.

The odd shower lingering in the north will lead to an increase in clear spells. 1C is the predicted minimum temperature.

On Tuesday, a few showers are expected in the north initially.

Otherwise, it will be dry with occasional sunny spells that turn cloudy mid-afternoon with rain in the south by the evening, with a maximum temperature of 8C.

Rain is expected to spread northeast beginning early Wednesday, followed by a few showers in the afternoon.

Thursday and Friday will see cloudy but mainly dry weather.

In the Republic, the week will begin with low temperatures, falling below freezing tonight, but Tuesday through Friday will see milder weather.