The road across the Clisham pass at 8.15am -

Frequent, heavy hail and snow showers are expected through Sunday (February 11th) says the UK Met Office and will lead to snow accumulating on many surfaces.

Longer journey times by road, bus and train services are likely while some vehicles could become stranded on roads throughout the Highlands and Western Isles.

The Barvas road at 8.15am -

Ice is likely to form on untreated pavements, cycle paths and roads leading to some injuries from slips and falls. Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

A very cold westerly airstream will bring frequent snow showers to many western and central areas on Sunday. 2-5 cm of snow may accumulate above 150 m with some snow to low levels too, particularly across Northern Ireland and Scotland as a whole.

Around 10 cm or more snow is possible above 300 m in western Scotland, with drifting in the strong westerly winds.

Ice was also a hazard overnight into Sunday morning and then is expected to return in the evening.  The Yellow Alert for Snow and Ice now extends to midday on Monday.