The Met Office has issued a weather warning for later this week when Storm Caroline is expected to hit the north.
The warning, which was announced this afternoon, will remain in place until 8pm on Thursday evening.
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Met Éireann has issued a national status yellow warning as Storm Caroline approaches Ireland.
Snow and falling temperatures were also expected to affect the west of the country on Friday as the third named storm of the season passes through.More news: ALTERED CARBON Trailer: Netflix's Cyberpunk Show Is Also Its Most Expensive Yet
The yellow level alert is in place from midnight on Friday until 6pm on Saturday.
Travel disruption is predicted across Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Thursday night will have scattered rain, hail and snow showers; the snow could also settle, especially in the north and northwest.More news: Google launches two-wheeler mode in Google Maps for India
"Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and for train services".
Forecasters said 2-5cm of snow was likely for some areas, with 10-20cm possible on high ground. "Some injuries from slips and falls on icy and snowy surfaces". "Snow showers will turn increasingly frequent and heavy across northern Scotland during the evening".
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