A weather warning has been issued for Northern Ireland for snow and ice.

Snow showers are expected to become increasingly frequent on Friday after travelling across Northern Scotland late on Thursday night.

Two to five centimetres of snow is likely for some with 10-20 centimeters possible over high ground in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The Met Office said icy surfaces are also likely to be an additional hazard, especially overnight.

On Saturday the heaviest and most frequent of the snow showers will progressively become confined to northeast Scotland with strong northwest winds possibly causing drifting of the snow in places with blizzard conditions possible.

Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and for train services.

The Met Office warns there may be some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths and warns of possible injuries as a result of slips and falls on icy and snowy surfaces.

The yellow warning will be in place in Northern Ireland from midnight on Friday December 8 until 6pm December 9.

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