Weather: yellow warning for snow and ice comes into force this afternoon across Scotland

The Met Office has just issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice across the whole country from 3pm today.

Weather: yellow warning for snow and ice comes into force this afternoon across Scotland
Weather: yellow warning for snow and ice comes into force this afternoon across Scotland

The warning will come into force today at 3pm and will last until 11.59pm tomorrow, Thursday January 7.

However, it will remain in place in the north east of Scotland until 12pm on Friday January 8.

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People should be wary of the risks the ice poses with hospitals seeing a surge in cases of people slipping on the ice and hurting themselves in recent weeks.

Forecasters have warned that there may be travel disruptions as a result of the dangerous conditions, if you need to leave your house for any reason you are urged to be extra careful.

In a statement on their website, the Met Office said: “A band of sleet and snow will arrive across northwest Scotland on Wednesday afternoon and move south eastwards across most parts of Scotland overnight, clearing southwards on Thursday morning.

"1-2 cm snow is likely to settle at low levels quite widely with 3-6 cm above 200 metres and up to 10 cm above 300 metres.

"Rain is more likely around some coasts, and snow may also turn to rain at low levels inland before clearing to leave a risk of ice on untreated surfaces on Thursday morning.”

The north of Scotland can expect to see snow showers throughout Thursday, especially in the afternoon and into the evening which will likely create icy conditions as it melts as temperatures rise coming into the weekend.

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