Snow and ice warning amid plunging temperatures as minus 8C recorded

Scotland is bracing for a cold snap as the Met Office issued a yellow warning for snow and ice across large parts of the countryThe warning is in place from 6pm on Thursday to 9am on Friday, covering the Highlands, Grampian, Central, Tayside, Fife, Strathclyde, Lothian and Borders regions.

Freezing conditions

According to the Met Office, temperatures could drop as low as minus 8C in some areas, with up to 10cm of snow possible on higher ground. The warning advises that some roads and railways may be affected by snow and ice, leading to longer journey times and possible cancellations. Drivers are urged to take extra care and prepare for slippery surfaces and reduced visibility.

The Met Office also said that there is a chance of some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces, as well as some icy patches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths. People are advised to wear warm clothing and footwear, and to check the weather forecast before travelling.

Winter wonderland

Despite the potential disruption, some people may enjoy the wintry scenery and the opportunity to build snowmen or have snowball fightsSTV News captured some stunning images of the snow-covered landscapes in the Highlands and Aberdeenshire, as well as the frosty scenes in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Some viewers also shared their photos and videos of the snowfall on social media, using the hashtag #STVSnow.

Snow and ice warning amid plunging temperatures as minus 8C recorded

More snow on the way

The Met Office said that the cold spell is expected to last until the weekend, with further snow showers possible on Friday and Saturday, especially in the north and east of Scotland. However, the snow is likely to be lighter and more patchy than on Thursday, and the temperatures may rise slightly during the day.

The Met Office added that the outlook for Sunday and early next week is more unsettled, with milder but wetter and windier conditions spreading from the west. This may bring some relief to those who are fed up with the freezing weather, but also some risk of flooding and gales.

By Ishan Crawford

Prior to the position, Ishan was senior vice president, strategy & development for Cumbernauld-media Company since April 2013. He joined the Company in 2004 and has served in several corporate developments, business development and strategic planning roles for three chief executives. During that time, he helped transform the Company from a traditional U.S. media conglomerate into a global digital subscription service, unified by the journalism and brand of Cumbernauld-media.

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