This is when snow and ice could hit large parts of Scotland today

Scots are preparing for an influx of wintry weather today after forecasters predicted snow and ice across much of the country in the next two days.

Experts at the Met Office have issued a Yellow weather warning for the West of Scotland, as well as another for much of the Central Belt.

Forecasters said: “Snow showers and icy stretches are likely to bring some travel disruption Wednesday night into Thursday.”

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They warned that some roads and railways are “likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services,” adding that there could be “some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.”

Scots are preparing for an influx of wintery weather today after forecasters predicted snow and ice across much of the country in the next two days.
Scots are preparing for an influx of wintery weather today after forecasters predicted snow and ice across much of the country in the next two days.

The Met said there would “probably” be “some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths,” and urged Scots to take care when travelling.

The first weather warning, in the West of Scotland, covers Argyll and the Isle of Arran in the South, as well as Renfrewshire and Glasgow, the western part of Perth and Kinross, Inverness-shire, Ross and Cromarty, and Sutherland in the North.

Meanwhile the second weather warning covers many counties in Scotland’s Central Belt, including Lanarkshire, Midlothian, eastern Ayrshire, and Dumfries-shire.

Both warnings are expected to last into Thursday morning.

The Met Office issues weather warnings, through the National Severe Weather Warning Service, when severe weather has the potential to bring impacts to the UK. These warnings are given a colour, such as yellow, amber or red, depending on a combination of both the impact the weather may have and the likelihood of those impacts occurring.

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