UK weather: Met Office issues yellow warning for snow in Scotland

UK weather: Met Office issues yellow warning for snow in Scotland

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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow across parts of Scotland, warning of expected disruption to roads and railways.

The warning was issued from 6am to 10pm on Tuesday for an area covering much of Highland and Grampian.

“Snow may cause some disruption across parts of Scotland through Tuesday before clearing northwards,” the Met Office said in its warning. “Some roads and railwayslikely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.”

The Met Office indicated there was a chance of up to 5cm of snow settling at low levels by Wednesday morning and 5cm at 300 metres above sea level – which it said was most likely across Caithness, Sutherland, and Ross and Cromarty.

The weather across other parts of the UK is expected to feature further snow, sub-zero temperatures and heavy rain, with daytime temperature highs expected to reach average levels for this time of year.

For most of the week there will be windy conditions and downpours in most areas across the UK, with the Met Office predicting overnight temperatures could drop below freezing.

Jonathan Vautrey, a Met Office forecaster, said: “The general theme is for the weather to be unsettled. There will be a damp and cloudy start to the working week for most with further outbreaks of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday in Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England. There will also be a more persistent band of rain across southern areas by Thursday.”

Forecasters expect a wet start for most places on Wednesday, but with southern areas of the UK expected to have no rain. There will also be more widespread showers in the afternoon with a moderate breeze.

Wednesday’s top temperatures are expected to be 12C (53.6F) in southern England, 10C in the north, 8C in Scotland and 10C in Northern Ireland.

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