Warning of snow and ice in Donegal as cold snap hits country

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Snow and icy conditions will hit the north of Ireland on Wednesday night, with Met Éireann issuing a status yellow warning for Co Donegal.

Heavy wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow are expected from late on Wednesday and all day on Thursday with reduced visibility and accumulations likely in places.

Icy patches forming overnight may cause some travel disruption.

The warning for Donegal is valid from midnight on Wednesday until midnight on Thursday.

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A similar warning has also been issued by the UK Met Office for counties Antrim, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry.

On Tuesday Met Éireann warned of much colder spells for the rest of the week.

It issued an advisory warning for the entire country, warning of “sharp to severe” frosts in parts as well as wintry showers.

The warning will be in place from Thursday afternoon until Friday night.

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