Thousands of homes in Scotland were still without power and rail services faced further disruption today as the country counted the cost of yesterday’s storms.
Those hoping for a white Christmas in Scotland will have to put up with a wet and warm one instead, forecasters said today.
The Met Office has issued a warning of icy conditions that could affect roads across Scotland until Tuesday.
MOTORISTS are facing treacherous conditions today with ice warnings in place for the whole of the UK.
SCOTLAND is braced for more disruption this weekend after the Met Office issued a warning of widespread icy conditions for the whole of the country.
The Met Office has warned of widespread ice on roads across Scotland which is likely to last until Thursday morning.
THE hurricane-force winds that battered Scotland and left 150,000 homes without power cost the economy about £100 million, according to business experts.
Scotland was gradually getting back to normal today after hurricane-force winds brought chaos to the country and cost the economy an estimated £100 million.
MORE than 60,000 people were without power last night after the storms caused havoc to transport, schools and city centres across much of Scotland.
Scotland experienced one of the worst storms in recent history today with winds reaching 90mph causing severe travel disruption.
Police have warned that all travel should be avoided in central Scotland this afternoon as winds reach speeds of 90mph in parts of the country.
Schools in many parts of Scotland were shut today as the country prepared for hurricane-force winds.
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning of high winds affecting central and southern Scotland tomorrow.
SNOW and ice resulted in treacherous driving conditions on Scotland’s roads, while pedestrians faced black ice on pavements after temperatures dipped below freezing overnight.
THERE was disruption to commuters this morning as Scotland experienced its first bout of wintry weather, with snow and ice making some roads treacherous.
SCHOOL children were among more than 40 people rescued by firefighters as heavy rain caused flood chaos across western and central Scotland.
GALE-force winds, storms and heavy snow are expected to cause disruption as they batter parts of Scotland this weekend.
One of the warmest Novembers on record is set to draw to a close with blizzard conditions.
RAVAGED by storms in summer, hit by heatwaves in autumn and brought to a standstill by the most severe winter for a century – the past year has brought weather extremes to Scotland.