A severe blizzard hit Northern Ireland on Saturday, February 13, 2021, causing whiteout conditions in most areas. The harsh weather conditions came after the UK experienced its deepest "extreme freeze" in a decade, which brought record cold temperatures.
Strong winds and snow battered Northern Ireland on Saturday, resulting in whiteout conditions on roads and streets.
"[It was] some of the most dramatic scenes I have witnessed here," a local said after she filmed the powerful snowstorm blowing away bushes and tree branches.
The severe weather came after the UK saw its deepest "extreme freeze" for a decade.
On February 11, the country recorded its coldest night in more than 25 years as temperatures pummeled to nearly -23 °C (-9.4 °F) in northern Scotland.
While temperatures are set to get warmer from Monday, February 15, Met Eireann forecasts more snow to come this week.
On Wednesday, February 17, a low-pressure system is set to move up from the south, bringing widespread rain with a risk of flooding. Some sleet and snow on higher ground.
Currently snowed in Never witnessed weather like it before. Blizzards in the Sperrins now @newslineweather @angie_weather @barrabest @WeatherCee @geoff_maskell @Schafernaker @LynnParsonsUK pic.twitter.com/G0jS732USE— Rachel Cassidy (@cassidy_rachel) February 13, 2021
Unreal weather today in the Sperrins. Had a fantastic morning blizzard watching @newslineweather @bbcweather @angie_weather @barrabest @WeatherCee @geoff_maskell @Schafernaker @LynnParsonsUK pic.twitter.com/wX2cSXPL5X— Rachel Cassidy (@cassidy_rachel) February 13, 2021
Blizzard in Northern Ireland was this morning.— Scott Duncan (@ScottDuncanWX) February 13, 2021
Band of snow is pushing east, clear from Northern Ireland now. pic.twitter.com/Y1AzDEnARK
Featured image credit: Rachel Cassidy
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