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New Met Office yellow warning for snow issued for almost all of Ross-shire, and much of the wider Highlands


By Philip Murray

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The area covered by the new yellow warning, which runs from 7pm on Tuesday until 10am on Wednesday: Picture: Met Office.
The area covered by the new yellow warning, which runs from 7pm on Tuesday until 10am on Wednesday: Picture: Met Office.

ANOTHER snow warning has been issued by the Met Office for much of the Highlands overnight tonight.

Its latest yellow alert comes into force at 7pm on Tuesday and will remain in effect until 10am on Wednesday.

Forecasters are warning that snow and hail showers will fall even down to sea level, and that strong winds could spark drifting and lead to local transport disruption.

“The cold northerly airflow will bring further snow and hail showers across much of northern Scotland,” said a Met Office spokesman. “Snow amounts of around one to three centimetres are likely at all levels and, in addition, strong winds will lead to some drifting.

“Showers will become both lighter and less frequent through Wednesday morning.”

The warning covers Inverness, the Black Isle, Loch Ness, the Monadhliath Mountains, all of Caithness and Sutherland, virtually all of Ross-shire, and the Northern Isles. It also extends east through much of Moray and Aberdeenshire.

For the latest updates, visit the Met Office’s weather warnings webpage.

Related news: More snow sparks second yellow Met Office warning


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