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Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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Wednesday, 28 January 2015 05:01

Very cold and windy today, with widespread rain showers to begin, turning to sleet and snow over parts of Ulster, with some accumulations here. Becoming drier for a time with sunny spells developing but wintry showers will once again push down across the country in a strong to gale force west to northwest wind. Scattered showers later today will turn increasingly to sleet and snow with some light to moderate accumulations, all areas at threat, particularly the north and northwest. Risk of thunder also. Bitterly cold with an added wind chill effect; highest temperatures of just 2 to 5 degrees Celsius, coldest further north.


Scattered sleet and snow showers tonight with some moderate accumulations across the country. Staying windy in a strong and gusty westerly wind, with the risk of thunder. Frost and ice in parts. Lowest temperatures -1 to +2 degrees, coldest across Ulster.


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