The Met Office Yellow warning for Snow and Ice that was set across the Western Isles yesterday is continuing through to Friday this week as the wintry weather continues.
A Snow and Ice warning has been issued between this morning (Tuesday, February 6th) and 10am tomorrow morning, Wednesday, as sleet, snow and hail showers, some heavy, are expected to affect western areas of Scotland, with icy stretches forming overnight.
And a further Yellow Snow and Ice warning has been issued for the area between 10pm on Thursday (February 8th) and 12noon on Friday this week when, following a spell of rain, sleet and hill snow, temperatures will fall quickly, allowing ice to form on untreated pavements, cycle paths and roads.
Heavy snow showers are expected to follow and people are warned the slips and accidents on icy surfaces are possible and may cause injury, and that some travel routes and transport may be affected with longer journey times by road and rail.
The Met Office Chief Forecaster’s assessment for the rest of this week is: “Further showers of snow, sleet and hail will affect western parts of the UK, these frequent in western Scotland and the North of Northern Ireland, where thunder is also possible. 1-3cm of snow may accumulate at low levels inland, and perhaps 5-10cm on hills above 200m.
“Showers will gradually fade overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, with icy stretches developing as skies clear, particularly where earlier snow has partly melted. As is usually the case with showers, some places will miss them, while some coastal fringes may see rain or hail.”
To keep up to date with this week's weather warnings, please visit www.metoffice.gov.uk