Warning over snow, ice and wind set to hit town

"Strong winds bring the potential for temporary blizzard conditions and drifting of lying snow, mainly over high ground".

England and Wales will not escape the severe weather, with a yellow warning for snow and ice in place from 4 a.m. on Tuesday until late on Wednesday.

Snow fell overnight in several across Donegal, with high ground in areas around Letterkenny covered in a light snow blanket this morning.

On Sunday morning, the Met Office updated earlier warnings as it informed: "Travel delays on roads are possible, with a small chance of cancellations to public transport".

But freezing winds could make temperatures feel as cold as -10C in parts of Scotland and northern England by mid-week overnight, forecasters say.

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The southern uplands of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland have also seen flurries of snow.

Drivers were asked to avoid the M8 after long delays were reported during rush hour, with pictures on social media showing particularly hard driving conditions near Easterhouse.

John Irvine of the DFI said: "Despite our best efforts it is important to remember that we cannot guarantee ice-free roads even after salting, as showers can wash salt off the road and ice may form".

Snow showers are most likely on the hills, mountains and moors but no major accumulations are likely'.

"Across some central or northern areas, a spell of persistent and perhaps heavy snow may develop".

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However, forecasters are also warning showers could move further eastwards as the night goes on.

"For people planning to travel by rail, ferry, or plane, it's a similar message - you should check with the operator ahead of time to find out if your service has been affected by the conditions".

Meanwhile, blistering winds of up to 80mph could damage buildings and pose a "danger to life" due to flying debris, the Met Office said.

"Large waves are expected to affect some western coasts with beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties".

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