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Yellow warning of snow & ice affecting Highlands & Eilean Siar

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Yellow warning for Highlands & Eilean Siar

Snow & ice
Between 00:00 (UTC) on Mon 15 Jan 2024 and 23:59 (UTC) on Mon 15 Jan 2024

Headline

Frequent snow showers are likely to cause further disruption to travel on Monday

What to expect

  • Some roads and railways affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services
  • There is a slight chance of snow-covered roads leading to stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel
  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths
  • There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

What should I do?


Issued: 10:07 (UTC) on Fri 12 Jan 2024

Further details

Frequent snow showers will continue to affect northern Scotland through Monday. A spell of strong northerly winds affecting the Northern Isles and northeast Scotland during the day will also result in drifting of lying snow in places. Whilst accumulations will vary due to the nature of showers, 2-5 cm of snow is expected in many places. Where showers become more organised, there is a chance some low-lying areas could see 10 cm in a few hours. What should I do? Snowy, wintry weather can cause delays and make driving conditions dangerous, so to keep yourself and others safe: plan your route, checking for delays and road closures, amending your travel plans if necessary; if driving, leave more time to prepare and check your car before setting off; make sure you have essentials packed in your car in the event of any delays (warm clothing, food, water, a blanket, a torch, ice scraper/de-icer, a warning triangle, high visibility vest and an in-car phone charger). If making a journey on foot, try to use pavements along main roads which are likely to be less slippery. Similarly, if cycling, try and stick to main roads which are more likely to have been treated. People cope better with power cuts when they have prepared for them in advance. It’s easy to do; consider gathering torches and batteries, a mobile phone power pack and other essential items. 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.

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Regions and local authorities affected

Grampian

  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray

Highlands & Eilean Siar

  • Na h-Eileanan Siar
  • Highland

Orkney & Shetland

  • Orkney Islands
  • Shetland Islands

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View all warnings | | Met Office WEATHER WARNING ⚠ YELLOW WARNING FOR HIGHLANDS & EILEAN SIAR Snow & ice Between 00:00 (UTC) on Mon 15 Jan 2024 and 23:59 (UTC) on Mon 15 Jan 2024 HEADLINE Frequent snow showers are likely to cause further disruption to travel on Monday WHAT TO EXPECT * Some roads and railways affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services * There is a slight chance of snow-covered roads leading to stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel * Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces * Icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths * There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected What should I do? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Issued: 10:07 (UTC) on Fri 12 Jan 2024 FURTHER DETAILS Frequent snow showers will continue to affect northern Scotland through Monday. A spell of strong northerly winds affecting the Northern Isles and northeast Scotland during the day will also result in drifting of lying snow in places. Whilst accumulations will vary due to the nature of showers, 2-5 cm of snow is expected in many places. Where showers become more organised, there is a chance some low-lying areas could see 10 cm in a few hours. What should I do? Snowy, wintry weather can cause delays and make driving conditions dangerous, so to keep yourself and others safe: plan your route, checking for delays and road closures, amending your travel plans if necessary; if driving, leave more time to prepare and check your car before setting off; make sure you have essentials packed in your car in the event of any delays (warm clothing, food, water, a blanket, a torch, ice scraper/de-icer, a warning triangle, high visibility vest and an in-car phone charger). If making a journey on foot, try to use pavements along main roads which are likely to be less slippery. Similarly, if cycling, try and stick to main roads which are more likely to have been treated. People cope better with power cuts when they have prepared for them in advance. It’s easy to do; consider gathering torches and batteries, a mobile phone power pack and other essential items. 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. View full warning details and map view ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- REGIONS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES AFFECTED GRAMPIAN * Aberdeen * Aberdeenshire * Moray HIGHLANDS & EILEAN SIAR * Na h-Eileanan Siar * Highland ORKNEY & SHETLAND * Orkney Islands * Shetland Islands MANAGE YOUR EMAIL PREFERENCES: DOWNLOAD OUR APP FOR WARNING UPDATES ON THE GO #_ Download on the S App Store Get it on Google Play For enquiries regarding this warning, please contact the Met Office Weather Desk: +44 370 900 0100 | [email protected] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- View all warnings | | | FOLLOW US ON Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, or LinkedIn Met Office © Crown copyright ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This email was sent to [email protected] by: Met Office · FitzRoy Road · Exeter Devon EX1 3PB UK +44 1392 885680 GovDelivery logo
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