THE Met Office has issued the weather warning amid fears of thundersnow causing traffic chaos.
The warnings are in place for western Scotland and Northern Ireland.

It is essentially a thunderstorm in cold weather., if it’s cold enough then instead of rain, the thunderstorms produce snow.

This, along with the usual thunder and lightning is called a thundersnow and it can often be very atmospheric.

Th snow dampens the sound of the thunder and reflects the lightning making it even brighter.

Meteorologist Richard Miles said: “It’s going to be colder than we have been used to over the last couple of days and Christmas. We are going into a period when temperatures will be dropping quite a bit.”

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