A 32-hour warning for snow and ice has been issued for all of Scotland

The Met Office issued the yellow alert on Wednesday, which begins at 3pm and lasts until 23.59 on Thursday evening.

Forecasters are predicting a band of sleet and snow across the northwest of the country on Wednesday, before moving southeast across most parts of Scotland overnight.

They warn that “Some roads and railways are likely to be affected, with longer journey times by road, bus and train services”.

The public are also being advised that some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces can be expected – with patches likely to form on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.


It comes as temperatures across Scotland continue to plummet below zero.

A forecast on the Met Office reads: “1-2 cm snow is likely to settle at low levels quite widely, with 3-6 cm above 200 metres and up to 10 cm above 300 metres.

“Rain is more likely around some coasts, and snow may also turn to rain at low levels inland before clearing to leave a risk of ice on untreated surfaces on Thursday morning.

“Following the clearance of the rain, sleet and snow on Thursday morning, much of inland Scotland will be dry for most of the day. 

“However, snow showers will then follow into northern Scotland on Thursday, especially during the afternoon and evening. 

“A further 2-5 cm is likely at low levels with around 10 cm accumulating above 200 metres. 

“This warning will likely be updated on Thursday.