THE Met Office has extended a yellow snow and ice weather warning for parts of Scotland.

The national weather service already put in place a yellow alert for Northern and Eastern parts of the country from 12 am on Monday, March 6 until 10 am on Tuesday, March 7. 

However, the forecaster has also extended the warning from midnight on Tuesday until 10 am on Wednesday, March 8.

Frequent snow showers are predicted too and will likely cause some travel disruption.

Heavy snow is also expected to cause "significant disruption" in the Highlands, Grampian, Central, Tayside and Fife, Strathclyde, Lothian and Borders into Thursday and Friday.

The warning has been extended for these regions from 3 am on Thursday to 6 pm on Friday, March 10.

Here's everything you need to know about what to expect from the warning and the areas that will be affected.

What to expect from the Met Office's snow and ice warning

The Met Office has advised those living and working within the affected areas of the following conditions:

  • There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel
  • There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off
  • A small chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

What areas are affected by the Met Office's yellow snow and ice warning?

Here are the areas in Scotland that are covered by the yellow weather alert:

Central, Tayside & Fife

  • Angus
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Dundee
  • Falkirk
  • Fife
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling


  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray

Highlands & Eilean Siar

  • Na h-Eileanan Siar
  • Highland

Orkney & Shetland

  • Orkney Islands
  • Shetland Islands

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish Borders
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • West Lothian


  • Argyll and Bute
  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire

The Met Office has told Scots to expect continued cold, blustery northerly winds that will drive snow and hail showers north on Tuesday.

The highest accumulations of snow are likely again over the high ground of northern Scotland, where another 5-10 cm are possible by the end of the day.

Lower levels are most likely to see snow on Tuesday in the early hours where 2-5 cm could accumulate locally.

It added: "During Tuesday night, showers will then tend to become increasingly confined to northern Scotland.

"Icy stretches are likely, especially on untreated surfaces, particularly during hours of darkness."