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Further wintry showers bringing disruption from ice and snow are forecast for all the Western Isles today (Wednesday January 18) according to the UK Met Office which has extended its Yellow Weather Warning for another day until midday tomorrow 

At 07.49 today they stated: "Snow and hail showers are likely to become more widespread from the northwest through Wednesday morning, lasting overnight and into Thursday.

"For areas away from immediate coasts 1-3 cm of additional snow is likely, with 5-10 cm possible for higher ground above about 100 m.

"Ice will be an additional hazard, especially where any partial thaw has occurred.

"By Thursday morning, showers will likely be of rain or hail for coasts, as well as the Northern Isles.