THE Met Office has issued a new yellow weather warning for ice across Scotland after last week's cold snap.

The warning, which is in place from 3pm today (Tuesday, December 5) to 11am tomorrow (Wednesday, December 6), is likely to cause "some injuries" in areas where surfaces lie untreated.

The affected areas include Edinburgh, East Lothian and much of the north of Grampian.

Warnings have also been issued later in the week for rain in Tayside and Aberdeen as well as in Dumfries and Galloway.

This rain warning will last between the hours of 12am and 6pm on Thursday, December 7.

What to expect from the rain and ice yellow weather warnings for Scotland

Speaking of the upcoming ice warnings for much of Scotland, the Met Office said that "some injuries" are likely to be caused by "slips and falls" in places where roads and pavements lie untreated.

Of the rain warning, the leading meteorological organisation said that "there is a slight chance of power cuts" as well as a chance that some businesses and homes could become flooded.

This flooding is expected to "cut off" communities and increase car, train and bus journey times.

What does a Met Office yellow weather warning mean?

Yellow weather warnings are issued for a range of weather situations that are likely to cause some low-level impact (such as travel disruption) to a limited area.

These weather warnings mean most people can continue with their day as normal.

Other yellow warnings are issued when extreme weather is capable of causing an impact on most but where the certainty of this is much lower.

Find out more about your local weather forecast on the Met Office website.