Scotland’s weather: MET office issues ice warning

Ice warning issued by Met Office
Ice warning issued by Met Office
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SCOTLAND will continue to be gripped by freezing conditions this week as the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning of ice.

The mercury will drop below zero across most of the country tonight and drivers are being warned that wet roads may become dangerous.

Met Office forecaster Lindsay Mears said: “People should be aware that wet surfaces and existing snowfall on the ground will turn to ice in most places overnight.

“From 4pm to 11am tomorrow there is a yellow weather warning across parts of Scotland as temperatures drop.”

The warning covers large sections of southern Scotland. It also issued snow warnings for the Strathclyde and the central, Tayside and Fife area.

However, there are no high winds being forecast, which would cause a higher windchill factor.

Mountainous areas could see temperatures plummet to below -10C.

Glasgow is expected to drop to -5C, with Aberdeen at -3C, Edinburgh at -2C and Inverness -1C.

Many other places will be sub-zero, while locations such as Lerwick and Shetland will be 0C. Stornoway is one of the few places which will be above zero, at2C.

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Lindsay Mears added: “The week ahead will continue to be cold and frosty, with temperatures falling below zero.

“We are currently getting Scandinavian conditions, but towards the end of the week it will get milder. An Atlantic low coming in from the west will bring in milder air and temperatures will rise, providing a respite from the very cold weather.”