Scots have been warned to brace for snow this week as forecasters predict snow, ice and wintry showers.
As temperatures drop, snow showers and icy spells are likely to bring some travel disruption Sunday night into Monday, the Met Office has warned.
Scots in Central, Tayside & Fife, southwest Scotland, including Lothian, the Borders and Strathclyde should expect snow – wintry showers are expected in cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling.
Yellow warning for snow and ice in Scotland (Central, Tayside & Fife) https://t.co/3TyY8sHOlG pic.twitter.com/wFpD9G4St6
– Met Office warnings (@metofficeEScot) December 26, 2020.
The Met Office has warned that some roads and railroads could also be affected, leading to longer journey times for road, bus and train services.
With icy patches expected on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, Metereologists also warned that the bad weather could lead to some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.
Storm Bella weather warning issued for Scotland by Met Office
A Met Office statement reads, “A band of rain, sleet and snow, followed by wintry showers, will move south across Scotland and Northern Ireland on Sunday evening, reaching parts of northern England and north Wales early Monday morning.
“Local accumulations of 1-3 cm are possible at lower elevations, but higher accumulations are likely over higher terrain.
“Above 250 meters, accumulations of 5-10 cm are possible. Skies are expected to clear from the north overnight, but icy patches are likely to form and persist through Monday morning.
Meanwhile, Storm Bella is bringing heavy rain and fierce winds across the UK, including parts of Scotland.
The Met Office has already warned that Scots should prepare for the likelihood of localized flooding and travel disruption, with affected areas stretching from Cape Wrath to Helensburgh.
Regions and local authorities affected by the yellow warning for snow and ice:
Central, Fife & Tayside
Perth and Kinross
SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
Dumfries and Galloway
Argyll and Bute