Author: Age NI
Published on 15 January 2013 04:50 PM
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning of snow for Northern Ireland this Friday.
The Met Office forecasts, ‘As the weather breaks down, there is the potential for a spell of snow to spread from the southwest.’
‘As winds strengthen, blizzard conditions are a possibility, especially over high ground. Accumulations of 2-5 cm are possible quite widely and in some locations, especially higher ground, 15 cm are possible.’
‘The public should be aware of the possibility of travel disruption. This warning is likely to be updated over the next few days.’
What should I do?
Exposure to cold weather for prolonged periods of time can be dangerous. It raises the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and can cause problems for people with breathing difficulties such as asthma.
You can protect your health by:
- Keeping your bedroom windows closed at night
- Wrapping up well when you go outside
- Keeping your living room at 70F (21C)
- Keeping your bedroom at 65F (18C)
If there is anyone you know who might be at risk, make sure they know what to do.
Read more advice and download our Winter Wrapped Up booklet
View the latest Met Office forecasts