Met Office issues new yellow weather warning to Scotland as snow set to hit

The Met Office has issued a new yellow weather warning to Scotland as further wintry conditions, including snow, are set to hit.

The Met Office has issued a new yellow weather warning to Scotland as further wintry conditions, including snow, are set to hit

This weather warning is in place from 1pm today (Jan 18) until 23:59pm tonight, covering Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

The Met Office said: “A band of rain, sleet and snow will move slowly eastwards across England and southern Scotland during Friday.

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“There remains uncertainty in the extent of any snow, but there is the potential for 1-4 cm of snow to accumulate on some higher level routes, chiefly above 250 metres.”

The Met Office has issued a new yellow weather warning to Scotland as further wintry conditions, including snow, are set to hit

What to expect from this yellow weather warning:

Hill snow could cause travel disruption across southern Scotland, northern England and the north Midlands on Friday afternoon and evening.

Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services

This weekend’s weather forecast

Today (18 Jan)

According to the Met Office, today will bring “some sunshine in Dumfriesshire, the Lothians and the Borders.

“Cloudier with some patchy rain over Wigtownshire, a little edging east across Dumfries and Galloway with a few light snow flurries possible on high ground inland.

“The north and east mainly dry with sunny spells, but cold, with sharp frost. Cloud and patchy rain reaching the far west, edging inland into Lochaber later with perhaps a few light snow flurries. Windy over the Hebrides.”

Tonight

Tonight in Scotland, there will be “early clear intervals in the east, but otherwise cloudy with a few patches of light rain, sleet or snow but not amounting to much. Some heavier rain showers possible over Galloway.

“A little light patchy rain over the Isles this evening, clearing away tonight. Elsewhere staying clear dry and cold with widespread frost. The Highlands and Eilean Siar will see a minimum temperature of -6 C.”

Saturday (19 Jan)

Conditions are expected to warm up a little on Saturday. While most of the country will see cloudy skies, any patchy rain, sleet or snow will die out.

“Some bright or sunny intervals developing here and there in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 4C,” add the Met Office.

Sunday (20 Jan)

While snow will stay on high ground during Sunday, snow is possible on Monday.

Sunshine and a few wintry showers are expected on Sunday.