Showers of sleet and snow in Highland and parts of the Western Isles are likely during Saturday night and Sunday morning, leading to further accumulations of 2-5 cm of snow in places, with ice an additional hazard, particularly where skies clear after showers during Saturday.

Please be aware of the potential for difficult travelling conditions, warns the UK Met Office, which has issued a Yellow Alert for Snow and Ice. The areas affected are shown on the map below.

The chief forecaster said: "A more persistent area of rain, sleet and snow over southern parts of Scotland and parts of northern England will clear from the north during Saturday evening, but leaving behind some sleet and snow showers in places and an increasing risk of ice forming on untreated surfaces.

"Meanwhile, a cold northeasterly flow will become established across much of Scotland with sleet and snow showers affecting areas exposed to the northeast. During Sunday morning, these showers will become more frequent over the far north of Scotland and the Northern Isles."