MET Office issue warnings for snow and ice

Scotland is on the alert for snow as a yellow weather warning has ben put in place for much of the country.

MET Office forecasters have issued the yellow warning of snow, which covers Brechin, from 9 a.m., tomorrow, Saturday, January 12 until 11.55 p.m., stating that showers will turn increasingly to snow and become more frequent across eastern Scotland during Saturday morning.

Amounts of snow are likely to be highly variable with some places seeing very little, particularly at low levels during the day. However, five to 10 cm could accumulate locally, particularly above 200 metres, with icy surfaces an additional hazard.

Although no warning for snow has been issued for Sunday morning a yellow warning for ice has been issued on Sunday from 12.05 a.m., to 12 noon when parts of eastern Scotland are expected to see icy stretches forming during Saturday night and into Sunday morning as slush or snow deposits on the ground freeze over making for treacherous conditions on untreated roads and pavements.

A further yellow warning for snow has been issued for the area from 12 noon on Sunday until 11.55 p.m., when the MET Office state that snowfalls will develop across much of mainland Scotland during Sunday afternoon and evening.

Inland, away from the western coastal fringes, the snow is liable to settle.

Falls of two to five cm of snow are likely, with local accumulations of 10 cm on ground above 200 metres, notably in the Grampians and Highlands.

On Monday there another yellow warning for snow has been issued from 12.05 a.m., until 11.59 p.m.

An area of rain, sleet and hill snow spreading into northwestern Scotland by early Monday is expected to turn increasingly to snow at low levels as it moves southeastwards through the day.

Some significant accumulations of around 5 cm of snow are likely over low ground with perhaps 10 cm or more over higher ground.

Icy surfaces will be an additional hazard, particularly during Monday morning.