Met Office issues Christmas Day snow warning for Scotland

Christmas weather: Met Office forecasts shift to chilly temperatures

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The Met Office has released a Christmas Day snow warning for Scotland as the country expects another cold snap.

The agency’s yellow warning states that a coming deep freeze could cause issues in Central, Tayside & Fife as people gather to celebrate. 

But the snowfall won’t cause the same chaos as last week, with shallow accumulations on low ground. 

The forecast states: “Strengthening west-northwesterly winds will bring increasingly frequent wintry showers to the west of Scotland through Sunday night and into Monday morning.

“These may fall as snow to low levels for a time where temporary accumulations of 1-3 cm are possible, with 5-10 cm of snow over the hills.

“Icy surfaces will be an additional hazard. Snow will become increasingly confined to higher ground through Monday morning, with a further 10 cm or so possible by the end of the day.

“Strong to gale force winds bring the risk of drifting and blizzards for upland areas, with a small risk of isolated power outages as the snow and strong wind affects power lines.”

More to follow…

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