Scotland is set for more snow and ice as Arctic air is set to hit and the Met Office warned that temperatures could plunge below 10C overnight.
For Wednesday and Thursday in northern Scotland, the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice.
Above 200 metres Scotland could see 5-10 cm of snow and 2 to 5 cm at lower levels and blizzard conditions are likely.
Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said, “We could see temperatures of minus 10 (centigrade) and even lower in parts of Scotland, especially over higher ground where there is lying snow which can drive temperatures down.
“Even daytime temperatures will be struggling to stay above freezing in some places towards the end of the week.”
He added, “The air flow is coming from a northern direction and is bringing an Arctic maritime airmass which is bringing these cold conditions.”
⚠️ Yellow weather warning UPDATED ⚠️
Snow & Ice across northern Scotland
Wednesday 0000 – Thursday 1200
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Age Scotland head of policy and communications, Adam Stachura warned, “This winter is set to be an especially difficult one for hundreds of thousands of older people in Scotland, with the rising cost of living placing households under considerable pressure.
“Our 0800 12 44 222 helpline has already been hearing from an increasing number of older people struggling to heat their homes to a comfortable level, and this will really hit home as sub-zero temperatures begin to bite this week.
“We’re continuing to encourage every older person to make sure they are claiming all the social security support they are entitled to, particularly as claiming may make you eligible for future cost of living payments recently announced by the UK Government.”