Snow Forecast For Scotland As Temperatures Plummet

Weather forecasters have issued a yellow "be aware'' warning for snow for large parts of Scotland over the next two days.

Wintry weather is expected to arrive on Tuesday and continue into Wednesday, with as much as 15cm of snow possible in some Highland areas.

After what has been a mild and dry autumn so far, rain will give way to snow flurries and most areas are expected to be affected.

Met Office experts predict it will hit the Highland and Islands, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire.

Motorists have been warned of the risk of difficult driving conditions as temperatures plummet.

Emma Sharples, meteorologist at the Met Office, said: "There's a yellow weather warning for snow that's been issued from midday on Tuesday. We have a weather front that's moving in from the west from the Atlantic and it's colliding with cold air which will bring the snow.

"Even at heights of around 300 metres and at low levels the snow is likely to cause some traffic disruption.''

There are expected to be some flurries of snow still around on Wednesday morning, but they will gradually vanish by 9am in Scotland as they move into north-eastern parts of England.

Forecasters say 4-8cm of snow could be expected in some hilly areas of Scotland and northern England in areas above 200-300 metres, with 15cm possible above heights of 300-400 metres.

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