This is when snow and ice could hit the Lothians today

Scots are preparing for an influx of wintery weather today after forecasters predicted snow and ice across the Lothians in the next two days.

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 7:48 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 7:48 am

Experts at the Met Office have issued a Yellow weather warning for much of the Central Belt as well as another for the West of Scotland.

Forecasters said: “Snow showers and icy stretches are likely to bring some travel disruption Wednesday night into Thursday.”

They warned that some roads and railways are “likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services,” adding that there could be “some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.”

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Scots are preparing for an influx of wintery weather today after forecasters predicted snow and ice across the Lothians in the next two days.

The Met said there would “probably” be “some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths,” and urged Scots to take care when travelling.

The first weather warning covers many counties in Scotland’s Central Belt, including Midlothian and West Lothian, Lanarkshire, eastern Ayrshire, and Dumfries-shire.

Meanwhile the second weather warning, in the West of Scotland, covers Argyll and the Isle of Arran in the South, as well as Renfrewshire and Glasgow, the western part of Perth and Kinross, Inverness-shire, Ross and Cromarty, and Sutherland in the North.

Both warnings are expected to last into Thursday morning.

The Met Office issues weather warnings, through the National Severe Weather Warning Service, when severe weather has the potential to bring impacts to the UK. These warnings are given a colour, such as yellow, amber or red, depending on a combination of both the impact the weather may have and the likelihood of those impacts occurring.

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