The Met Office issues a yellow weather warning as Scotland braces for heavy snow and cold conditions in the coming days. The “Be Aware” warning covers most of Scotland for Wednesday and Thursday this week with possible travel disruption.
A cold and increasingly showery northwesterly flow is expected to develop during Wednesday and last through Thursday.
Accumulating snow is likely away from windward coastal districts, especially overnight.
Over Scotland and Northern Ireland 5-10 cm is likely even at low levels, with more than 10 cm over high ground. Strong and gusty winds will likely accompany snow showers, and lead to significantly reduced visibility at times, difficult driving conditions and temporary blizzards over high ground.
The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel.
The coldest temperature of the winter so far at -11.2C was recorded at Loch Glascarnoch in Scotland on January 18.
It beat the previous record low of -9C, which was set on December 27 in Cromdale, Moray, also in Scotland.