As one weather warning expired at noon today (Friday February 1st) a new Met Office warning immediately comes into force.

The new warning is for ice and snow across the whole of the Western Isles between 12 noon today and the same time tomorrow, Saturday, with concurrent risks of travel disruption and slips and injuries for people walking on untreated surfaces.

The chief forecaster said just before 11am today (Friday): “Snow showers over northern Scotland will also start to affect parts of western UK during Friday evening and night. Meanwhile, over northern Scotland showers will merge into longer periods of snow and here accumulations of 2-5 cm are possible with 5-10 cm perhaps falling over higher routes.

"With temperatures also falling below freezing Friday late afternoon and evening, there will be some icy stretches, especially on untreated surfaces.”