Sleet, snow and hail forecast as yellow weather warning issued

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow for Shetland, which will continue until 3pm on Tuesday.

Shetland to be hit by sleet, snow and hail as Met Office issue yellow weather warning for islands STV News

Up to 15cm of snow is set to fall in Shetland on Tuesday as the Met Office warned of snow flurries, sleet and snow.

It comes as a previous yellow warning for ice, which was due to come into effect from midnight and also covered Orkney and the Highlands was downgraded.

The yellow weather alert for ice covers the whole of the Shetland Isles and came into effect from 3am on Tuesday, continuing until 3pm in the afternoon.

Forecasters warned that “sleet and snow may be heavy at times with an additional risk of small hail”, while “blustery, gale force winds may cause blowing and drifting of snow, severely reducing visibility and causing snow to build up in certain areas”.

Low levels could see up to 5cm of snow fall while higher ground across Yell, Fetlar, Unst and the north Mainland could see up to 15cm fall.

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