Scotland’s weather: Yellow weather warnings issued for fresh snow

A snow and ice warning is in effect for most of north and east Scotland and the central belt.

Another yellow warning applies to southern Scotland via Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

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Snow and ice warnings are also in place over the weekend to Sunday for much of Scotland except for the West Highlands.

The temperature fell to minus 16C in Altnaharra in the Highlands on Wednesday night, making it the coldest night of 2023 so far, the Met Office said.

It also marked the lowest temperature recorded in March in the UK since 2010, when Braemar in Aberdeenshire fell to minus 18.6C.

Some schools were closed in Aberdeenshire on Thursday due to heavy snowfall in the area, but Aberdeenshire Council said on Thursday evening that no closures were planned for Friday.

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The snow comes as part of Storm Larissa, which has also brought winds of 80 km/h and up to 40 cm of snow in some parts of the country.

Yellow weather warnings are in place across Yorkshire and North Wales which will cause significant disruption. Scotland’s weather: Yellow weather warnings issued for fresh snow

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