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Scotland to be hit with 'polar blast' as 10cm of snow predicted to fall

Daily Record logoDaily Record 01/12/2020 Daniel Morrow

A warning for snow and ice has been issued in Scotland with temperatures expected to dip to below freezing this week.

The Met Office anticipates a 16-hour period of wintry conditions to descend on the country from Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.

Forecasters say that up to 10cm of snow could fall on some parts of Scotland.

Tayside, Fife, Highlands, Edinburgh and Lanarkshire are just some of the areas expected to see the worst of conditions.

Temperatures will also plummet to as low as -2C in north western parts of the country on Wednesday night.

Experts are urging Scots to be careful on the roads while they anticipate transport services to be disrupted due to the conditions.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Frequent showers will increasingly turn to snow Wednesday night and persist into Thursday morning though these likely to fall as sleet and hail at times, mainly around coasts.

map: The Met Office weather warning has been put in place from 6pm on Wednesday to midday on Thursday © Met Office The Met Office weather warning has been put in place from 6pm on Wednesday to midday on Thursday

“Northwest Scotland looks most exposed to these showers with 2 cm of snow accumulating by Thursday morning in places even to low levels.

"Larger accumulations are expected at higher elevations with 2-5 cm above 200 m and up to 10 cm over some of the highest routes.

“Whilst the Southern Uplands is likely to see some snow over higher ground the likelihood is that only very small accumulations are expected here below 200 m.”

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