THE MET Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice in parts of Scotland. 

Snow and ice is set to hit across northern and western parts of Scotland, with a yellow warning issued between 3pm on Tuesday until 12pm Wednesday.

It comes as a previous yellow warning for ice, which was due to come into effect from midnight and also covered Orkney and the Highlands was downgraded.

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A tweet on Twitter/X from the Met Office said:  "Yellow weather warning issued.

"Snow and ice across northern and western parts of Scotland Tuesday 1500 – Wednesday 1200."

Temperatures will drop as the week goes on across the UK, with a yellow snow warning issued which covers much of Wales as well as northern and central England, the Met Office said.

One to two centimetres is widely possible at low levels, 2-5cm on ground above 200m, and as much as 10-20cm above 400m.

The warning runs from 3am on Thursday to 3am on Friday and stretches from Cumbria and the Scottish border down to Cambridgeshire and the Midlands in England.

All of northern and central Wales, including the isle of Anglesey, is included in the warning.

There is a risk of power cuts, travel delays and some rural communities becoming cut off, the forecaster said.