Weather: yellow warning for snow and ice remains in place across Scotland until the end of today

A yellow warning which came into force yesterday at 3pm will remain in place across Scotland until the end of today, Thursday, January 7.

Yellow warning for snow and ice remains in place across Scotland until the end of today
Yellow warning for snow and ice remains in place across Scotland until the end of today

The warning is set to last until 11.59pm tonight in the central belt and west of Scotland, but it will remain in place until midday tomorrow in the north east of the country.

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.

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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 today, especially in the afternoon and into the evening. With temperatures set to rise as we enter the weekend, ice conditions are likely as the snow melts.

The recent slippery conditions have caused a rise in the number of people requiring medical treatment after falling and hurting themselves on the ice, several doctors and health chiefs urged people not to go outside if at all possible.

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