GLASWEGIANS are being urged to prepare for snowfall today with parts of Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire bracing themselves for a cold front. 

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in the city amid another bout of plummeting temperatures. 

For the likes of Airdrie, Kirkintilloch, and Cumbernauld, forecasters have gone one further, issuing an amber warning from 3pm today until 10am tomorrow. 


Motorists are being urged to take caution on roads due to freezing rain leading to treacherous icy conditons.

A band of wintry downpours is moving up the country which is "bumping cold air" to northern areas, with up to 20cm of snow is expected to fall on higher routes.

Temperatures are set to plunge to sub-zero conditions next week, bringing the possibility of a second Beast from the East.

A Met Office statement read: "An area of rain pushing north-eastwards is expected to turn snow in places as it encounters colder air across Scotland and parts of northern England.

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"At first the main hazard may be of rain falling onto frozen surfaces leading to ice, especially on higher level routes. However snow becomes more likely later Wednesday and at least for a time on Thursday."

It comes shortly after Glasgow was hit by a cold snap which saw punters take to frozen ponds and extra NHS staff drafted in to deal with a rise in weather related injuries. 

The first Beast from the East, the name given to the significant snowfall in February 2018, happened when a sudden stratospheric warming event sent freezing winds from Siberia.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said that for such weather to occur next week, “what we’d need is a blocking area of high pressure, particularly to the north of the UK, and that would then drag in that cold easterly wind”.

Glasgow Times:

“There are some signs that we could get something similar to that during the middle part of next week so that’s what we’re looking out for,” he said.

“It’s too early to say with any confidence, however there are some signs.

“Some models are suggesting we could get cold air coming from the east, north-east which at this time of year is very cold indeed, but it’s by no means a guarantee.”