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Met Office warns of snow and ice in Caithness today and tomorrow

By David G Scott

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The Met Office warns that snow showers and ice will bring some difficult driving conditions and localised transport disruption in Caithness today and tomorrow.

Issued at 10.03am the bulletin states that snow showers, mainly affecting northern Scotland on Tuesday afternoon and evening, will extend further south to reach some other parts of western and central Scotland overnight into Wednesday morning.

It continues: "Accumulations of 1-3cm are likely quite widely across the warning area, with perhaps another 5-8cm over the northwest Highlands. Icy surfaces will be an additional hazard, following the recent wet weather."

Met Office warning of snow and ice.
Met Office warning of snow and ice.


Snowy, wintry weather can cause delays and make driving conditions dangerous.

Keep yourself and others safe by planning your route, giving yourself extra time for your journey. Check for road closures or delays to public transport and amend plans if necessary.

If driving, make sure you have some essentials in your car in the event of any delays (e.g., warm clothing, food, water, a blanket, a torch, ice scraper/de-icer, a warning triangle, high visibility vest and an in-car phone charger). Be prepared for weather warnings to change quickly: when a weather warning is issued, the Met Office recommends staying up to date with the weather forecast in your area

What to expect

  • Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services
  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Probably some icy stretches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths

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