Scotland weather warning: Snow alert issued for parts of nation

Snow may lead to travel disruption across parts of Scotland.

The Met Office has issued an alert for heavy snow across large swathes of Scotland which will come into effect later today.

Edinburgh, West Lothian, Glasgow, Stirling, Perth, Tayside, Fife and the central Highlands are predicted to be hit by snowfall on Friday between the hours of 2pm and 7pm.

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Delays to the transport network are likely, with forecasters urging commuters to prepare for longer journey times.

Snow plough clears the A822 near Milton, Perthshire. Stock image.

The Met Office warned: “A band of rain and hill snow will move northeastwards this afternoon, turning heavier for a time. This is likely to bring snow to lower levels before dying out this evening.

”1 to 3 cm of snow is likely to accumulate on roads above 200 metres elevation and 5 to 8 cm on roads above about 350 metres.

“There may be a temporary slushy cover for a short time at lower levels.”

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Scotland is in for more treacherous conditions, with high-powered winds also expected as Storm Jorge works its way across the UK.

A number of weather warnings have been put in place around the UK, as high speed winds and powerful rains are forecast.

Storm Jorge will bring heavy rain across the UK on Friday, with between 60mm and 80mm likely to fall in higher areas. Rain warnings have been put in place in both Wales and northern England, where the deluge is likely to be the most severe.

A rain warning has also been put in place for much of southwest England, for between 3am on Friday and 6am on Saturday.

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The storm was named by the Spanish meteorological agency on Thursday (27 Feb) and is expected to land on UK shores over the weekend.

This means the name is pronounced ‘hor-hay’ rather than like ‘George’.

Those who are aware of the Met Office’s alphabetical storm-naming system may be wondering why, after Ciara and Dennis, we appear to have skipped a few letters to go straight to J.