Cairngorms braced for ice, snow and sleet, following new weather warning from the Met Office for Badenoch and Strathspey; wider affected area includes parts of Inverness-shire, Ross-shire, Sutherland, Caithness and several other parts of Scotland as far south as Loch Lomond
THE Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice in Badenoch and Strathspey, amid forecasts of snow and sleet showers overnight in parts of the Highlands.
The alert, which comes into force at 10pm this evening and runs until 10am tomorrow, affects large parts of Inverness-shire, Ross-shire, Sutherland, Caithness and the Cairngorms, and even extends as far as Loch Lomond in the south.
A spokesman for the Met Office has warned the public to expect “icy patches and wintry showers”, and stressed that this may lead to “some travel disruption” in places.
They urged motorists to be wary about “probable” icy patches “on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, making injuries and accidents more likely”.
The warning will take effect just hours after an alert for heavy rain and gusty winds comes to an end.
This earlier weather warning which was in force at the time of writing, is expected to remain in place until 3pm today.
It covers parts of Inverness-shire, Wester and Mid Ross, Skye and the Outer Hebrides - as well as western and central Scotland as far south as the Solway Firth. Forecasters have warned people to expect potential travel disruption and "localised flooding".
Visit the Met Office website for the latest weather warning updates.