Snow warnings issued across Scotland

Snow warning for Tayside and Fife
Snow warning for Tayside and Fife
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Snow warnings were issued for parts of Scotland today and tomorrow with the Met Office warning motorists of dangerous driving conditions and disruption to other transport.

The alerts cover a band across the country north of the Central Belt today, and much of southern and eastern Scotland tomorrow, including Edinburgh.

Today’s yellow - “be aware” - severe weather warning is in force until 11pm, when more than 10cm (4in) could fall above 200m (660ft).

A Met Office spokeswoman said: “An area of snow will cross central parts of Scotland from west to east today, bringing accumulations of 3-6cm (1-2in), principally above 100m (330ft), with the risk of more than 10cm above 200m or so.

“At lower levels, a mix of rain, sleet and snow is expected.

“Please be aware of the risk of difficult driving conditions and disruption to transport.”

Tomorrow, separate yellow warnings cover eastern and south west Scotland.

In the east, more than 15cm (6in) of snow could fall above 200m between midnight and 3pm.

The Met Office said: “A spell of persistent and at times heavy snow is expected for parts of eastern Scotland, starting on Thursday night and lasting into Friday.

“By Friday morning, accumulations of 5-10cm (2-4in) are likely above about 100m with 15cm or more possible above 200m.

“At lower levels and near coasts, an uncertain mix of rain and snow is expected, with rain likely to predominate, bringing the risk of standing water on roads.”

However, the spokeswoman added: “There are uncertainties about the lowest level to which snow will fall, which could be 100m either side of the heights quoted in the warning.

“Please be aware of the risk of dangerous driving conditions and disruption to transport.”

In south-west Scotland, a yellow warning will be in force from midnight to 10am, with transport disruption also threatened.

The agency said: “An area of rain, sleet and snow will come south-eastwards into the area later on Thursday, lasting into Friday morning.

Accumulations of 5-10cm are likely above 200-300m (660-1,000ft), with locally 2-4cm to around 100m.

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