Northern Ireland weather warning extended over weekend

The UK has been plunged into freezing conditions

Snow showers will affect northern Scotland later on Thursday, with the risk extending across more of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and western parts of England on Friday.

From Friday to Sunday we're being told to expect strong northwesterly winds and snow showers. It is expected to be lighter than in the south, but some parts could see a couple of inches.

Forecasting snow showers in the United Kingdom can be quite challenging as conditions are often borderline between rain and snow.

However, their weather charts show snow is expected in Wales, the West Midlands, and Northern Ireland from around 6am.

THIS is the nerve-wracking moment winds from Storm Caroline blew a Jet2 plane sideways as it was brought in to land this morning.

Conditions will start to turn wet and blustery, especially across the north and north west of the United Kingdom, before gales hit on Thursday.

The development comes amid reports of Storm Caroline battering northern Scotland today.

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The Met Office said Storm Caroline will pummell Scotland with 80mph winds from Thursday.

'Overnight, the main feature will be the increase in wind as Caroline starts to come in towards the end of the night.

Sunday's weather warning is in force from 04.00 on Sunday until 23:55.

Transport networks face widespread disruption and power cuts are possible as a result of the extreme weather, the forecaster said.

Emma said: "The northern edge of that - which Carlisle and north Cumbria is in - will expect to see snow, where the cold air meets the rain".

Nearly half of the 159 people working on the Ninian South platform, located 75 miles east of Shetland, have been removed after safety checks on its steel support structure.

Snow and falling temperatures are also forecast for parts of Britain later in the week.

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