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Heavy snow and high winds as Met Office issues weather warning for Scotland

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy snow across a large area of Scotland and northern England.

Heavy snow is expected across the central belt, Strathclyde, Perthshire and the Highlands.

Another yellow weather warning for the east coast of Scotland has been issued from 9am today to midnight as strong winds and some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.

The snow warning lasts from 11am to midnight with travel disruption likely especially over higher routes.

What Scots hit with snow in these regions can expect, the Met Office said, are possible travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, plus possible rail and air delays and cancellations.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning with heavy snow to fall in Scotland

There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off.

Power cuts could occur and other services, like mobile phone coverage, may be affected, but the Met Office said there was a small chance of this.

Tonight’s UK forecast from the Met Office says: “Cold with clear spells this evening.

“Turning cloudier and windier overnight with rain developing in the north and west with some hill snow over northern England and Scotland.”

Temperatures overnight will be freezing or close to freezing in Scotland.

Parts of the Highlands, including Pitlochry, will face biting temperatures of -2 Celsius.

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The east coast of Scotland has been issued a yellow weather warning for heavy winds

Tomorrow is expected to be blustery and rainy.

The Met Office’s Monday’s forecast reads: “Early rain and hill snow in the north and west spreading eastwards, clearing eastern UK during the afternoon. Sunny spells and heavy, blustery showers follow. Windy and blustery.”

Today’s snowfall follows yesterday’s yellow weather warning for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian and the Borders where snow caused some ‘tricky’ situations for drivers.

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