Cuilcagh closed for second day due to weather

Adverse conditions have forced officials to warn visitors against climbing local peak

On Saturday it was a surprise overnight snowfall, and today (Sunday) it is persistent high wind and heavy rain that has prompted officials to warn visitors against climbing the hugely popular Cuilcagh Boardwalk.

For a second day in a row the Cuilcagh Lakelands UNESCO Global Geopark has urged people against climbing the local peak.

On social media, they shared: "The weather warnings are still coming in thick and fast with strong winds forecast today and tomorrow."

"We strongly advise the public to avoid wooded areas, sites with trees and areas on high ground within the Geopark."

Along with the Cuilcagh Boardwalk, visitors are also being urged to avoid taking the Lough Navar Scenic Drive which remain closed due to continuing adverse conditions.

Met Eireann is forecasting very windy and wet today with strong to near gale force westerly winds and severe gusts, particularly in coastal areas.

"Rain will turn heavy at times in the morning with some localised flooding, before clearing southeastwards to showers through the afternoon. Some showers will be heavy with isolated thunderstorms and hail, with the chance of sleet later. After a mild start, it will turn much colder as the rain clears with afternoon highs of 4 to 6 degrees."