Snow and Storm Caroline heading for Ireland

Huge waves on the north east coast at Seaham

The Met Office warns there may be some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths and warns of possible injuries as a result of slips and falls on icy and snowy surfaces.

The Met Office has issued an amber "be prepared" weather warning for Thursday with gusts of up to 90mph expected to batter the region through the morning.

"Longer journey times and cancellations are likely as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected".

A trampoline was blown on the railway line at Patterton in East Renfrewshire, and a gazebo at Coatbridge in North Lanarkshire.

Winds are forecast to strengthen across parts of Britain on Wednesday ahead of the arrival of Storm Caroline.

Met Éireann said Thursday will be bitterly cold overall, with gusty north to northwest breezes bringing showers over parts of Ulster, Connacht and west Munster by the afternoon.

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The yellow warning is in place for Cos Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry.

All schools and nurseries in Lewis, Harris and Uist in the Western Isles are closed to pupils on Thursday as a precaution while 31 primary schools, five secondary schools and 19 nurseries in the Highland Council area and two schools in Aberdeenshire are shut.

Caledonian Sleeper trains suffered major delays after a freight train was hit by metal sheeting blown on to the line near Penrith early yesterday, with passengers arriving in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and Fort William four hours or more late.

"The greatest impacts are expected to be spray and wave overtopping which could see flooding to low-lying areas and at-risk properties on exposed sections of coastline", said the organisation's duty flood manager Mark McLaughlin.

Snow and falling temperatures are also forecast for parts of Britain later in the week.

Northern Ireland, Wales and central parts of the UK can expect snow throughout Sunday, according to UK Snow Updates, while London will get some of the white stuff on Monday.

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