More snow and ice to hit Scotland as cold snap continues

A fresh yellow weather warning for ice has been issued between 4pm on Monday and 11am on Tuesday.

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Parts of Scotland are facing more snow and ice this week as the recent cold snap continues across the country. 

A fresh yellow weather warning for ice has been issued between 4pm on Monday and 11am on Tuesday morning. 

The latest warning from the Met Office covers much of Scotland with areas such as Strathclyde, Central, Tayside and Fife, Grampian, south-west Scotland, Lothian and the Borders affected.

Experts warned that freezing wet surfaces were likely to cause travel disruption.

The caution comes after a weekend of sub-zero temperatures caused ice skaters to flock to a frozen pond in Glasgow.

STV Weather presenter Philip Petrie said: “The yellow weather warning for ice covers mostly eastern areas, but as seen on Monday morning all parts of the country could be affected by ice as temperatures fall overnight.

“Last night temperatures dipped to a low of -8.5C in Loch Glascarnoch, and tonight temperatures could be even lower.

“Wintry showers are the cause, hitting extremely cold surfaces and turning to ice – and eastern parts such as Moray, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Fife, Perth and down to the Lothians are most likely to see the bulk of the showers over the next day or so, and this is why the warning covers this area in particular.

A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued for Monday and Tuesday.

“Any untreated roads or surfaces could cause difficult travelling conditions for anyone heading back to work after the festive holidays, so be cautious if heading out and about.”

A statement from the Met Office said: “Icy patches are expected to develop, especially on untreated surfaces, with showers feeding in from east coasts leaving surfaces wet.

“There is also the chance of some freezing rain overnight into Tuesday.

“Further snow is also likely mostly for hills above 200-300m. Some small accumulations are possible with southeast Scotland and northeast England most at risk.

“Here between two to five centimetres is possible in places above 300m and 10cm above 400m though ice looks likely to be the main hazard.”

The affected areas are:

Central, Tayside & Fife

  • Angus
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Dundee
  • Falkirk
  • Fife
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling

Grampian

  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire

Southwest Scotland & Lothian Borders

  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish Borders
  • West Lothian

Strathclyde

  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire
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