Two days of heavy snow, sleet and icy conditions have been forecast with weather warnings updated to include the whole of Northern Ireland.
Warnings will be in place throughout most of this week.
But prolonged and heavy snow is forecast from midnight tonight (Sunday) for the next 48 hours.
And the first half of Wednesday is also expected to bring further snow and icy surfaces.
With Storm Ciara doing her worst warnings are in place throughout today in relation to very strong winds.
There are also reports of thunder and lightning too
It had been hoped winds would ease.
‘Please take care whilst driving.
Tree blocking the road entering Forkhill Forkhill from Mullaghbawn side’
— NewryArmagh SinnFéin (@newryarmaghsf) February 9, 2020
But fresh and updated warnings – which now include snow and ice – are being extended to include Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday too.
The Met Office says the combination of two days of heavy snow and very strong winds will inevitably lead to disruption, with the potential for power cuts and hazardous driving conditions.
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has said the public are advised to avoid forests and parks due to the risk of falling branches and debris.
And a spokesperson added on Sunday: “There may be disruption to council facilities and services.”
The PSNI is dealing with incidents relating to Storm Ciara and has been advising people only to travel if absolutely necessary.
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