Scotland is set to experience its second day of wintry weather as a yellow warning for snow and ice hits parts of the country.
It comes after a yellow weather warning for snow was issued for Sunday for parts of the Highlands, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus and Shetland.
Monday’s warning came into effect at midnight, with the wintry weather also expected to hit Tayside, Perth and Kinross, Fife, the Western Isles, Orkney, East Lothian, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders.
Up to 10cm of snow is expected to fall in some areas, which could turn to ice later in the day.
Forecasters warned that some rural communities could be cut off and power cuts and mobile signal could be affected by the weather.
Motorists have been urged to take care on roads amid warnings the weather could impact rail and air travel.
Meanwhile STV meteorologist Sean Batty warned temperatures could drop as low as -15C in the coming days.
Insight Philip Petrie
“Overnight we will see a cold front moving south across the country bringing with it showers and also some strengthening winds, so those showers will be quite blustery and increasingly turning to snow through the night. We can expect to see 2 to 5cm falling in some spots within the warning area.
“We’ll have similar conditions over the first two days of the working week, with further snow showers spilling in from the north on this bitterly cold northerly airflow. Only a handful of those showers will filter further south of the country, and any that do will not be as heavy as those expected in the north.
“By Tuesday and Wednesday the majority of the snow showers will become confined to northern coastal parts with central and southern inland areas seeing brighter and drier days ahead – but still feeling very wintry.”
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