First fall of snow expected at weekend

Mon, 28/11/2011 - 13:04 -- Editor

The first falls of snow are expected to hit the northwest this Sunday, according to weather reports.

According to the seven day forecast from XCWeather.co.uk the first snow of this winter will fall on Sunday night and Monday morning of next week and are likely to cause disruption across the north.

Meanwhile severe weather warnings have been issued for Derry for heavy rain tonight and into tomorrow.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Rain will become persistent and heavy at times during Monday evening, and overnight into Tuesday morning. As ground is already saturated there is a risk of localised flooding and transport disruption."