Schools in Fivemiletown are closed today (February 12) due to the heavy snow that has struck the area.

It has been confirmed that Fivemiletown College and Fivemiletown Primary School are both closed.

A yellow weather warning for wind and snow remains in place for Northern Ireland today.

The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) are telling road users to expect heavy snow and strong winds which will combine to lead to disruption to travel.

The adverse weather is set to continue with Storm Dennis bringing heavy rain and gales to the UK over the weekend.

Named by the Met Office, the impacts from this low-pressure system are not expected to be as extreme as Storm Ciara but will bring widespread strong winds and heavy rain to parts of the UK.

Steve Ramsdale, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: “Another spell of very wet and windy ​weather is expected for Saturday, although Storm Dennis is currently not expected to be as severe as Ciara disruption is still likely. Our confidence in the forecast means we have been able to issue severe weather warnings well in advance, giving people time to prepare for potential impacts of the storm."

“With further warnings possible over the next few days people should keep up to date with the Met Office forecast using our website, app or by following us on social media,” Mr. Ramsdale concluded.