A renewed warning of icy conditions has been issued by the Met Office, particularly
for Lewis and parts of North Harris.
Issued just before noon today (Monday 4 December) the yellow alert is for plunging
temperatures and possible wintry showers, especially in coastal areas, between now
and 11am tomorrow morning.
The Met Office says that icy patches are expected where rain falls onto frozen
surfaces, with a few centimetres of snow also possible in places, mainly on hills.
That means icy patches on untreated roads and pavements and the need to set out
earlier to allow plenty of time for each journey.
The wintry conditions have led to some picturesque images around the islands, such as the featured photograph of ice pancakes formed on the River Creed in Stornoway taken by Jane Maciver.
The weather chart is from the Met Office.