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Met Éireann issue snow and ice warning ahead of the weekend

Met Éireann issue snow and ice warning ahead of the weekend

ROTHERHAM could be hit by snow showers later this week with the Met Office predicting another cold snap.

The wet weather today (Thursday) has been accompanied by temperatures reaching 12°C, but from tomorrow (Friday, December 8) it will feel much sharper with a maximum temperature of 3°C. It will turn progressively colder as the day progresses, in a strong west to northwest wind and some of the showers will turn wintry later in the day. There will also be clear spells, and it will become cold with a widespread frost forming. Met Éireann warn it will be "very cold again" on Friday, with a few sunny spells, but with occasional wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow.

Coastal areas should be milder with temperatures closer to 5 or 6 degrees.

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The showers are expected to turn increasingly wintry later in the afternoon and evening, with snow accumulations possible. The north and northwest of the country will be most at risk, as well as higher ground in other places.

Met Office meteorologist John West said: "Storm Caroline is well on its way across northern parts of the UK".