Heavy snow for Scotland

24 February 2010

Snow covered carOur forecasters are predicting persistent spells of heavy snow during Wednesday and Thursday, with the risk of local travel disruption.

Amounts of snow will vary from place to place, but there is the potential for up to 50 cm across higher regions above 100 metres.

The deepest snowfall totals are expected generally north-of-line from Oban to Fife, although up to 10 cm of snow could fall in the central lowlands by Friday.

Strengthening easterly winds will lead to drifting snow and add to the difficult driving conditions.

Eastern coasts are likely to miss out on the heaviest snow, with sleet or rain falling for much of the time.

The threat of snow decreases during Friday and through much the weekend, with drier conditions and widespread overnight frosts.

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Last updated: 21 April 2011