Picture: Snow covered mountain tops of Ben Lomond

Snow covered mountain tops of  Ben Lomond are reflected on the still water of Loch Ard. Picture: SWNS

Snow covered mountain tops of Ben Lomond are reflected on the still water of Loch Ard. Picture: SWNS

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THE SNOW covered mountain tops of Ben Lomond are reflected on the still water of Loch Ard.

Taken yesterday, the photograph reflects the relative calm before the storm as the Met Office offered warnings on snow and ice over the next few days as tempratures threaten to plummet below freezing.

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Experts said more snow could hit higher Britain today, but warned the main threat came from ice.

Christmas night was the coldest night of the year so far, with minus 8.5C (16.7F) recorded at Braemar in Aberdeenshire.

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