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Freezing cold spell is set to continue in the Highlands

By Gavin Musgrove

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There are warnings of blizzards and treacherous weather over the high ground in the North of Scotland as Storm Christoph pulls away from the UK.

The Met Office has forecast that snow will continue through-out tomorrow but will then start to fade away moving into the weekend in the Highlands, however, it will remain very much on the cold side.

A new low will then move in from the west and it is expected to bring yet more snow to the Highlands from around Tuesday.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said: “Colder air is now established across the UK as Storm Christoph moves away into the North Sea, and gale force winds will impact the northeast of the country.

“There are three National Severe weather warnings in place, two in north and east Scotland, one for rain and one for snow valid until noon on Friday, and an ice warning cover western Scotland, north west England, Northern Ireland and much of Wales, valid until 10am on Friday.

"The cold weather stays with us throughout the weekend and into next week with some sunny spells and wintry showers, mainly in the north and north west."

Storm Christoph brought some heavy, and at times record breaking, rain to parts of the UK.

Provisional figures show Honister, in Cumbria, received 123.8 mm of rainfall on Tuesday (January 19), a new daily rainfall record for this winter and 2021.

However, it was well short of England’s all time January daily rainfall record of 180.4mm set in 2005.

Keep up to date with the latest weather warnings and the forecast for the local area using the warning and forecast pages on the Met Office's website here.

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